Lisa Raabe. MFA THESIS EXHIBITION
OCTOBER 25th – DECEMBER 10th
Lisa Nelson Raabe is a collage artist who creates an emotional sense of place by using pigments, metal filings, glass, bits of nature and thread in combination with acrylic mediums to transform color and texture. Using both flexible and solid surfaces, the pieces hang in space or are mounted on the wall as images.
The works exhibited in Sublime Idioms are investigations, questions and answers in search of a balance between the everyday and the substantive esoteric. I offer an internal world of presence seen and felt through a density of physical materials and structured line. My aim is to engender wonder and something beyond oneself as a tool to cultivate calm, self acceptance, joy and peace within a deeply receptive openness to the unexplained randomness of the everyday. As Thomas Merton is quoted, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”