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Lisa Krause's Artwork (2003-Present)

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Division and Western

Create a Natural Environment

dimensions variable
mixed media (dead trees, latex house paint, wire)

This earth art piece was done in 2005 at a forest preserve in Shenyang, China for the International Horticultural Expo held in 2006. This project evolved from concept to installation over the course of a week in which the entire length of 10 dead trees (from roots to branch tips) were painted fuscia and suspended sideways throughout a small valley on either side of a stream and was designed to be view from a naturalized foot-bridge in the forest. Its materials, color, and composition addressed the irony of human desire to create a natural environment, when the point of nature is that it is not man-made.


1997-2004.2’x3’ shadow box and 8.5”X11” itemized list
photographs, mixed media (found objects from travel)

Two items, a shadow box and a frame with an itemized list of the date and location of each photo. Under each picture is a corresponding figure number. Photos were taken locally and on road trips across the country. Patterns emerge such as a missile in a parking lot in Kentucky, and a subdivision in New Mexico, Collections of shoes nailed up a telephone pole and stickers from a museum going up a crosswalk signal post. Objects around the border came from many of the trips and walking places.