Monday, October 29, 2007

Lizland

Forget Graceland...

I got to visit Lizland this weekend!


I've talked about Liz Mamorsky in previous posts; she's a tiny woman with a huge vision and an even bigger collection of stuff that she uses to create anthropomorphic sculptures, along with gigantic canvases full of wild images and bright colors. Her current work is small, on amate bark with colored pencils. I got to see all of it, and you can too if you visit her site.


One of the things I got from my pilgrimage is that inspiration can come from anyplace. Liz collects everything from plastic toys to antique pinball parts; it reminded me that the things I find and save have value to me, and that's where to start: found wire that's bent in weird shapes, and old fence boards, and the occasional piece of globby dried paint... all things I can use in some capacity, no matter how trivial they seem. It also seems like an all or nothing affair: either you keep it all, or none of it matters. I don't know why that is. You either keep the piles of "treasures", or you toss out all the "junk"...


Fortunately for her, she's also extremely organized...


2 comments:

Kristen Schwartz said...

She is you. That's really cool.

melissa lanitis gregory said...

How enigmatic!
Actually, I'm not even sure what that word means...
but I get your point. Thank you.