Friday, November 13, 2009

Lisa Lichtenfields' Cloth People

LISA LICHTENFELS ~ Figurative Sculpture, Realism in Fabric

"Lisa Lichtenfels studied traditional oil painting at an early age, attended the Governor’s School while a teenager and continued her education at the Philadelphia College of Art. There she met Judy Jampell, who was becoming well known for her three dimensional soft-sculpted facades. Inspired, Lisa was going to be an illustrator until the prospect of independent animation and filmmaking fascinated her. Graduating with majors in Illustration and Film, she was immediately hired by the Disney Studios as an apprentice animator.

"While working at Disney she developed three-dimensional figurines with posable skeletons for stop-motion animation. Like Judy Jampell’s constructions, they had nylon stocking skins. Lisa left Disney to explore the potential of these techniques, expecting to return to animation in a year or so; but it has now been over twenty-five years, and she is still working in nylon and feels she has only barely begun to realize what is possible in the medium...."

Which is saying a lot, considering the sort of lifelike (and sometimes life-size) sculptures she's made to date.

The artist's website gives a pretty good look at Lisa Lichtenfields' life and work as an artist - and the sculptures she's created:

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