Lisa Kellner

Fast Food Pyre

Artist Statement:

Rooted in the language of decay, erosion and disease, my work merges intricate microcosms with immense topographies.  My process involves the accumulation of minutia to form a critical mass.  Using systems of patterning, layering and translucency, I create a world of imposing forms.  I approach these shapes by working both sculpturally and in a two dimensional format.  My interest lies in the interaction of these abstracted shapes with each other as well as the architecture of the space in which they exist.  In all of my work there is an awareness of location, whether a centimeter wide or an aerial view of earth, that facilitates the exploration of place and its emotive aspects.

Below the Brind (Ode to the Gulf)

I found Lisa Kellner when I began looking for art that was made in response to the crisis in the Gulf (which I will post those images later — more research). I think she’s really cool. I love that her art has so much depth and dimension. I first thought that her works were all water colors, but most are made from Enamel, acrylic, ink and pigment  — COOL. I will have to make an honest effort to try and attempt what she is doing.

Here are more examples:

Facing West

Lloyd I

Lloyd II

Losing's Less That Winner

(detail)

Love is a Place

The Abandon of Neglect (detail): Notice the White Circles

Sculpture: Touch Me

Almost Perfect (detail)

All of these images are from Lisa Kellner’s website. Check her out!

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Mr. Mike Frodsham

So with all of my freetime that I now have (it being summer and all and me being jobless) … I have time to check out new and cool blogs as well as some great cheeky satirical art. Today, I found this cool guy named Mr. Mike Frodsham, who came up in the wordpress.com website. Check him out! I really like his art — and I honestly don’t usually like comic style art. Some of it seems comic book-esque while other pieces seem very art deco and caught in the 1920’s-40’s with a new age twist.

So here are some works by Mr. Mike Frodsham:

"Bugger..."

Check out his blog here!

The Uniform Project

So I was reading up on current events i.e. really just checking on cnn.com to see if anything caught my eye — and something did!

So basically there’s this really cool girl — name: Sheena Matheiken — and she had this really cool idea.

Idea: wear one dress for all 365 days of the year.

She reinvented the TRUE luxury of owning a LBD (little black dress). While this may seem to be a fun project to cut down on shopping costs and reinforce the wonderful idea of renewable clothing; she also did this project in conjunction with a fund raiser to raise money for The Akanksha Foundation. The Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit  located in Mumbai, India. The foundation recognized that the Indian government spends on average $360 on every ONE child that attends school. So Sheena made her project public throughout the course of a year and was able to raise $94,698.00 which means that she was able to send 263 slum children to school for 1 year!

I can honestly not say it better than Sheena herself. Watch her video. She’s cool. I think we should be friends. I think I should have that dress.

So, if you want to know more about this project, you can check out the cnn.com interview (the site where I found her), check out her facebook fan page, or the logical place to go The Uniform Project website.

Peace and Love Throughout the World

1/2 Way Houses South of Broad?

So I have recently returned home from my Spring semester in Charleston… but there is still so much to write about. As I’ve told y’all before, sometimes we just have to leave the studio and go for a walk. As you walk South of Broad (really all over peninsula Charleston) there is something really odd that you may or may not notice… The numbers on the houses. Charleston has your typical numbering system for their houses 1-whatever… and they also have the typical A & B parts of a house (example: a house that has been separated and one side is 34A and the other side is 34B).

However, something that is very unique to Charleston is that as Charlestonians have added separate building to their lots of land; buildings that are not attached to the original house, they have added a 1/4, 1/2, and even 3/4 to the original house number. Here are some examples:


Have you ever seen a house number “zero”?

This house number was just 1/2… no number came before it.

A very faded antique 10 1/2 address number.

Cool, huh? These were just the numbers that I found on one walk. On previous walks I have seen a 1/4 and 3/4 sign. Ohhhh, I love Charleston.