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Works from 1992 - 2005

  • Lost in Wonderland, however, is a study of the tunnel and the internal psychological shifts that take place in the creative process of occupying the space ‘between worlds’. It seems to me no accident that Alice is of a certain age, between childhood and adolescence, when the magical mind is still open, yet the brain is able to reason. The imaginative power of children – their ability to believe in new worlds with seemingly little stimulus is surely the inspiration for Carroll’s magical story.
    29/03/2013
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    Lost in Wonderland
    Lost in Wonderland, however, is a study of the tunnel and the internal psychological shifts that take place in the creative process of occupying the space ‘between worlds’. It seems to me no accident that Alice is of a certain age, between childhood and adolescence, when the magical mind is still open, yet the brain is able to reason. The imaginative power of children – their ability to believe in new worlds with seemingly little stimulus is surely the inspiration for Carroll’s magical story.
  • Inspired by the film '2001: A Space Odyssey', Ulysses, Drum and Bass music, and emerging ideas around virtual reality, Escape Routes was based on the idea of the city as a labyrinth, with rites of passage, and transformations existing in journeys within its borders. The series incorporates abstract, figurative and landscape images, using multiple mediums to create digital collages, oil paintings and an edition of C-Type hand prints.
    08/08/2016
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    Escape Routes
    Inspired by the film '2001: A Space Odyssey', Ulysses, Drum and Bass music, and emerging ideas around virtual reality, Escape Routes was based on the idea of the city as a labyrinth, with rites of passage, and transformations existing in journeys within its borders. The series incorporates abstract, figurative and landscape images, using multiple mediums to create digital collages, oil paintings and an edition of C-Type hand prints.
  • A series of 'blind' self portraits examining how 'self' can be discovered or invented with the use of mirrors, water and other liquids.
    29/03/2013
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    Re-covered 1992-4
    A series of 'blind' self portraits examining how 'self' can be discovered or invented with the use of mirrors, water and other liquids.
  • Beatification came out of research I was undertaking at the time into the suppression of female desire. I was raised in an Irish Catholic community and the potent combination of fear and pleasure to be found in Renaissance art drew my attention from a very early age. The shattered glass was a familiar sight in Coventry in the eighties and the fluid shape of the manipulated Bernini, combined with the instantaneous shock of the sledgehammer created a new hybrid of ancient and modern: something that I have pursued in subsequent works since that time.
    05/08/2016
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    Beatification
    Beatification came out of research I was undertaking at the time into the suppression of female desire. I was raised in an Irish Catholic community and the potent combination of fear and pleasure to be found in Renaissance art drew my attention from a very early age. The shattered glass was a familiar sight in Coventry in the eighties and the fluid shape of the manipulated Bernini, combined with the instantaneous shock of the sledgehammer created a new hybrid of ancient and modern: something that I have pursued in subsequent works since that time.
© Lisa Creagh 2017