Lisa is a full time scientific research technician in the area of plant biotechnology and part time artist. Not surprisingly it is nature, mainly plants, which inspire my art. The texture and patterns in nature are translated into either linocut print or tapestry weaving designs.
As a printmaker and weaver my designs are often driven by the materials. These are not conventional artists’ materials, but they give me inspiration. I’m not a tea drinker, but I was fascinated by the designs and colours of tea bag tags. So this lead to linoprint designs of tea cups and tea pots printed over a background collage of tea bag tags and sachets. The community is involved in this production as friends, family and residents of nursing homes are collecting the tags for me. Similarly I have used sugar sachet collages behind my coffee prints.
Also as a weaver I incorporate non-traditional “yarns” in my work. The hanging ribbons inside clothes have no purpose after they have left their shop displays, so again these are being collected by friends and family to be woven into brooches. They add colour and shine into the woven wool background of tapestry woven brooches.
For the winter months I spin Australian wool and alpaca yarns to knit into wrist warmers and cowls.
Lisa is a member of Canberra Spinners and Weavers, Megalo Print Studio and Gallery and Craft ACT.
You can contact Lisa through Email: firstname.lastname@example.org