Local Color
Contemporary Art Gallery
Fredericksburg, Texas


Lisa Grant

Paper and Ceramic Collages

I am the third generation in my family to pursue a career in the arts.  My first exposure came when I was very young - watching my parents in their business. They designed and manufactured children's furniture for thirty years.

My brother and I learned the trade along side them. Our formal training was completed all on the job. We traveled in Texas and abroad selling our craft.

After sixteen years, I was ready to begin my own path.  I first started in textiles.  Hand painted clothing for women and children.  I sold my works at art shows and wholesale trade shows in Texas and the East coast.  The market soon was flooded in this medium so, after five years, I began working with hand built clay and handmade papers.

I am now defined as a mixed media artist.  I mostly work with handmade paper, vintage papers, clay, plaster, acrylics and wood.  I am drawn to texture and using all of the above I am able to achieve this by layering my work.  Giving it two and three dimensions.  For the last three years, most of my work has had a symbol of the cross somewhere in the piece.  It is not always hidden - at times it is the whole composition.  I was not at all prepared for the reaction I would receive incorporating the symbol into my works.

My feelings and beliefs were open and raw at my first showing of my new work.  I was showing at an art show in Austin, Texas.  I had a patron come into my booth at the show and announce to all that could hear, how she was an atheist and she felt all my work was very disturbing to her.  All I could say to her is we are so fortunate to live in a country where we all can believe and practice what we choose.  With that, I felt a tap on my shoulder.  There was a gentleman standing behind me.  He told me I handled that situation very well.  He also said he was drawn to my work and would like to commission me to do a piece of work for his congregation and church.  The timing had an overwhelming affect on me from that moment on.  I never once thought of dropping the symbol from my works, but I was also aware that I again would be challenged.

Each show I do I am asked several times again what is the meaning of the cross.  For me, it is simply an acknowledgment for the talent and gifts I have been given.  No more, No less.  For you, I hope you see your own meaning - most of all I hope it is a symbol that reflects peace.

Today, I continue to show my work primarily at art shows throughout Texas and New Mexico.  New doors are always opening.  New ideas are always a constant.  I look forward to the new paths and the change my work will take.

 

 

The photographs shown here are by no means a comprehensive inventory of the works we currently have for sale by this artist. They are meant merely as a representative cross-section of this artist's creations. Also, not all pieces shown here are necessarily still available. Each piece is an original one-of-a-kind artwork. Once it is sold, it is gone for good. If you are interested in more information about this particular artist and the works we currently have available, please Contact Us.


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Lisa Grant, Dripping Springs, Texas - Paper and Ceramic Collages, Crosses