Lisa Lackey’s art portfolio is packed with images that one might be surprised to learn are made with fabrics and thread. The artist uses cut textiles to build up graphic, brightly stylized images, sewing and embroidering to add fine detail.
I’m always impressed by the level of detail and precision that Lisa coaxes out of her medium. In our previous feature of her painterly images in fabric, we looked at the way Lisa even captures lighting and creates volume using fabric in slightly different shades and tones. I love being able to see close-ups of the detail in some of Lisa’s works on her portfolio website. These close-up, detail views give the viewer a real sense of the amount of painstaking work that goes into each art piece.
Lisa’s portfolio stands alongside that of contemporaries like Pat Autenrieth and Miriam Schapiro, in the way that the artist utilizes a medium like embroidery, traditionally associated with arts and crafts, and elevates it firmly into the fine art sphere.