“A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.”
— François Rabelais
We live in a world that is faster than what most of us can properly process on any given day. We are being overwhelmed by millions of impressions continuously fighting for our attention.
Art is my respite, a safe haven without boundaries in a world that too often tries to restrain us within its pre-set limits.
Hi, I’m Lisa, the artist behind The-Sculptress.com.
I am originally from the media design field, and while I thoroughly enjoy creating graphics for information distribution purposes and playing with typography, I felt there was an almost innate urge for physical manipulation of tactical matter slumbering inside of me, desperate to be awoken. And thus my love for sculpting came about, as it sharpens my senses in a whole different kind of way, being wholly removed from the digital world. It helps to slow me down in an otherwise increasingly fast-paced world.
I want to create things with a longer shelf-life than just a few days before they vanish into the abyss of yesterday’s fancy. Being asked to dull down my enthusiasm for creating compelling and emotionally moving work due to reality allegedly being uninterested in it played a big part in the process of sobering me up, because I wholeheartedly disagree. Reality is what we make of it, seeing as we all are part of it. So why should we be satisfied with the way things are, if we have an opportunity to actively influence our surroundings and the interpersonal communication with what we have to offer? If I can, why should I not aim to make the world more beautiful and engaging, instead of plastering yet another neon sign atop another one?
My personal way of releasing my imagination is retreating into art, and so I picked up traditional sculpting in late 2011. I have come to cherish every moment spent digging into clay and shaping it to my imagination. And seeing what it does to me, someone who was urged to suppress her imaginative and artistic side for years and solely conform to pre-defined patterns offered up by society, it is my goal to give back to the younger generation. I want every child and teenager to see that imagination is what holds us together, and that remaining playful, curious, and engaged with the world around you as opposed to just passively consuming whatever is being served up on the digital platter is vital to the survival of our society.
Every human being has the innate need to communicate, to feel included and be a part of this world.
I hope to inspire other (young) artists to not be drowned out by conformity, but to retain their spark and wholly be themselves. It requires a lot of courage to put yourself out there, but it is the only way to stay connected with the world around us.
Fueled by very profound personal changes in 2017, I have decided to be more authentic in my art, less generic and bound by commercial viability, but more true to myself; creating art inspired by my experiences, how I perceive the world, and myself.
I hope you will join me on this journey, and as Albert Einstein put it:
Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world.