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.

18 comments:

Kate said...

Ooh Kylie - these are just exquisite!! They've seriously made my day... Thanks for sharing x

Gina said...

I love these! I love the textures and layers, the bits of text and print coming through. Your explanation (soft balance, co-existence, no dominant element) really hit the nail on the head, I didn't realise that was going on but that's it exactly. You're a clever lady.

gretchenmist said...

beautiful work, thanks!
every now and then i think about adding stitching to my work {then i run out of time etc!}.
seeing work like this makes me want to do it ~ especially the piece in the first photo!

Blueberry Park said...

That's all seriously beautiful. I could sit and look at it all day. Thanks for sharing x

Sherrin said...

I especially love the first and third to last images. Beautiful beautiful work.

mady dooijes said...

this is beautiful, very inspiring...

Tania said...

Goodness. They are beautiful. Fine art with a whisper of craft all in one.

:: elk :: said...

such a special combination on these...I enjoyed a visit to her space, thanks for featuring such a talent

Amanda Nicole said...

Wow, these assemblages are really lovely. I can certainly see how they would influence your own work :)

Little Jane St said...

These are beautiful!

at swim-two-birds said...

this looks fantastic, love that colorpalet too!

Lisa Hochstein said...

Hi Kylie,

I just came across your blog in the stats for visitors to my web site, and also got to see these comments. Thanks for sharing my work with these people, and thanks for your kind words!

Lisa Hochstein

caramela said...

Hi Kylie,
I just caught up for the couple of days I had turned my computer off- I love the new experiment with the brooch- and the tree-inspiration...- As for Lisa Hochstein work, its really delightful, it makes me want to start doing collage...- which brings me to one of the reasons I had to take a small break- sometimes it feels like my head is turning to look at a lovely new sight and my work turns as well!!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful work-
Annamaria xxxx

emma lamb said...

wow! her work in stunningly beautiful... so calm and inviting... but when you get closer there is such a sense of energy and strength from all the stitchery... wow!

Fine Little Day said...

Very nice work, thank you.

Jenaveve said...

Massive fan of these - just massive!! So earthy, so cool.

ArtMind said...

Jip, big fan of stitches too! Beautiful work she does!

kirsten said...

this is divine!
thanks for sharing.