by Richard Skrobecki
Come and meet Lisa Friday evening, have a glass of wine.
cheers Chandler.Lisa Thomas is a mixed-media artist and painter living in Quebec’s Rupert Valley.
She sees her work as visual narratives. Both in her paintings and sculptural pieces, she likes to express her ideas in a way that is akin to storytelling. They are not merely illustrations though; more like subtle and evocative visual compositions.
Lisa is drawn to the dark underbelly of the human condition as well as the quirky and humorous upside. She is driven to explore the soulful, ridiculous and sometimes very sad elements that make us human.
In these mixed media sculptures, Lisa is merging the elements of nature, technology and humanity to make them come alive. She uses clay, paint, wood, bones, stones, twigs, seeds, rusted metal, machine parts and tiny findings of decrepit beauty. She models, carves, paints and assembles, gathering up little bits of memories to create something of essence. In this way something is evoked… something comes alive.