AWAKENED: the art of re-purposing through feeling, movement and textureexhibition dates: february 15 to march 14, 2013
february 22, 2013 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Pueblo, CO USA
Lisa Bailey is a mixed media abstract expressionist artist who believes that creative play with color should be a daily part of everyone’s life. You can see her use of colors found in nature in many of her pieces combined with a twist of unexpected elements. Lisa loves using old wood window sashes, reclaimed wood, wood screens and wire as much as possible in her works, finding that almost anything old can find a new use in “green” artmaking. As a self taught artist Lisa blends years of life experience with self expression and through the use of reuse/repurposing techniques is able to bring new life to discarded and found objects. The wealth of materials often overlooked by people daily allows her to explore a variety of new and exciting multi-media art forms. Lisa hopes that through her art she can foster a focus on rethinking what we throw away. Usable and interesting items are thrown away every day and hauled to a landfill yet we still feel the need to go to stores to purchase new materials for art. We want to encourage everyone to take another look at these discards and reuse what is already in our communities.
Lisa has exhibited in juried art shows throughout Pueblo and Southern Colorado and placed First in Mixed Medium at the Beulah Fine Art Show in August 2010. You can see Lisa’s artwork at Park East Restaurant, Steel City Art Works, BTC Building and the Pueblo Jones Healy Office.