Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Inspiration: Lisa Hochstein
If there are three things I absolutely adore, it's fabric, paper and fine stitchery... so, no surprises that the exquisite collage work of Lisa Hochstein has me utterly enthralled. Gathering her pieces from the throw-away world around us, Hochstein's keen eye composes her collages in such a way that there is no dominate force. Each of the mediums she employs works with the other to form pieces where a soft balance or co-existence melds seamlessly within the whole. A fine art painter over her twenty year career, Hochstein began incorporating textiles into her assemblage work about nine years ago. I must confess, it is her stitchery that really makes me swoon... and I'm rather impatient to go and play with the ideas that this inspiring artist has engendered :) You can find more of Lisa Hochstein's work on her website. I found her via the fabulously informative Textile Blog.