The Fabric of Memories: Art by Lisa Lackey
Today’s featured artist is Lisa Lackey. Through her work with textiles and embroidery, Lisa expresses the fabric of memories.
The artist’s works are composed in a similar manner to paintings, sometimes using canvas as surface, onto which she sews and embroiders patterns and other scraps of textile. In one of her wall quilt works, she even sews bits of canvas onto another type of fabric background. Lisa’s works are figural, boasting an impressive amount of detail for the chosen medium. I love the way she uses different textures and colours to mimic the look of light and shadow in an image.
Lisa also works with drawing and collage, such as in her Rooster series, where she takes pieces of coloured and patterned paper, gluing them and drawing around them to create expressive portraits of roosters.