est. July 2009

Lisa Krause's Artwork (2003-Present)

Friday, July 14, 2006

Into the Woods

into the woods.3½’ x 1½’
mixed media (bed sheet, scrap wood, clothing patterns, photo transfer)

This painting was also done on a bed sheet stretched over scrap wood. It evokes the feeling of being lost in the woods through the line usage, and accentuated through the white tree shapes. The line structure comes from a child’s clothing pattern from the 1970s. The teal accents add structural lines, contrasting the forest and a manmade environment. It also includes a photo transfer of two children sleeping in a pile of leaves from the children’s story “Babes in the Wood”.

Little Problem

little problem
mixed media (scrap wood, pigeon poker, oven-bake clay, bee’s wax)

The boxes represent two different situations, one being my perspective of missing a friend amid distractions (in this case material), and the hole before the one character on the right shows them falling into a writhing mass of bodies (self consumption) where there is a skull in the background as a fractured mosaic. Skulls are traditional symbols for mortality. The continuous-line drawn pigeons are done in bloody red. Pigeons are dirty city birds that act pompous and righteous, and the fingers are symbolizing something small, what my friend had referred to as his little problem. This piece came after an argument about the severity of using oxycontin and heroin.