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Lisa Foster

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July Abstraction on Blue (cropped image), 2012 Reproduction Quilting Fabrics and Acrylic on Canvas. 48" Square
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July Abstraction on Blue, 2012 Reproduction Quilting Fabrics and Acrylic on Canvas 48" Square
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fabrics mixed-media, craft materials, quilting fabrics, emerging, feminist, mixed-media, figurative
Statement

B. 1973 Massachusetts

I am making shapes on canvas, but my shapes are self portraits and my paints, reproduction quilting fabrics. I am using fabrics not to decorate but to make something solid like rubber, poured paint or steel. I do not consider my work collage. I like shaping space, like Sera, In my newer work the leg becomes the line rather than the line of the leg being the line. I want the shapes to exist without the human. I found my voice in my naked body; nudity is always political. I am a painter of the color field tradition. I am specimen, I am spectacle, I am object, but I am not too.

I developed Dissociative Identity Disorder as a child. My work let's my body tell it's story and it is the vehicle through which "I" have found my art. D.I.D. and trauma have allowed me a unique relationship with myself. I get to explore and share this in my paintings. They are our voice and our playground. They have made manifest that which the eye can not see.