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Lisa Blankespoor

     I am a watcher, and a maker. In the last 10 years I have been watching the two people that I have made.  They need less tending, so I am returning to tending myself.

      I have always prided myself on my powers of observation. Even my peripheral vision is exceptional. I notice what others do not, and it is the ordinary, the unnoticed which I elevate to the subject in my work.

     I make things because it feels right.  I have been making things since I was small. Colored pencil renderings, the symbols of my childhood. Adolescence brought charcoal and black ink, illustrations depicting metamorphosis, both literal and figurative. College introduced me to sculpture, the contour lines became solidified in wood and metal, softened by skins sewn from nylon.  Then there was everything, ceramics, watercolor, printmaking, babies. Now, mosaic, a marriage of the two and the three dimensional.  

     My imagery has always been fraught with feminine references.  In my youth this was something I felt was a failing. I have come to understand that it my strength. 

 

 

I am a watcher, and a maker. In the last 10 years I have been watching the two people that I have made.  They need less tending, so I am returning to tending myself.