Friday, January 11, 2013
Lisa di Quinzio
Right: Good Morning Midnight, 2010, burlap, dye, twine, nails, woven, 91 inches diameter
Installed together in the Quiet Zone exhibition, World of Threads festival, November 2012.
They are different from each other.
They are the same as each other.
They are opposite colours.
They are both neutrals..
"My work usually holds some element of gesture"
"I think art should demonstrate the immediate on some level."
" I am inspired by literature"
Lisa speaks of the clown as an underlying theme for much of her work. She says that clowns are about our own self consciousness. They are both foolish and wise, aggressive and passive.
How does the repeated use of the circle in Lisa di Quinzio's textile work connect to her concerns about immediacy, gesture and the dualities personified in clowns?
Jung thought of the circle as an archetype of the psyche and the square as an archetype of the body.
Note that Lisa's circles are not set within squares but are pinned directly to the wall. The unprotected and solitary large circles exude a kind of strength.
aggression and passivity
wise and foolish
white and black
dualities in life
Lisa di Quinzio sites Claire Ziesler (above) as an influence. More images of Zeisler's are here.
World of Threads interview with the artist.