It's not just the premise of this project that excites me though. Joining this group of artist has made me feel as though my world has suddenly grown larger...it's been wonderful to see not just the support, but also the suggestions & ideas that artists are offering one another. Although I enjoy (and seem to need) a lot of solitude, I have also been feeling the need to connect with others who spend their days and nights creating/making. I have already begun visiting some of your blogs and websites, and look forward to returning often—and continuing to discover others.
And here's a little background on me ~I'm an American living in Florence, Italy. In 2004, a research trip for a book I was writing brought me here for what was supposed to four months; I have been here ever since. I adore this city...its human scale, the architecture, the piazzas, the noise, the food, being able to survive without a car... Every time I walk out the front door I find new inspiration.
My degree is in Architecture, but I realized after graduating that I am much more comfortable with smaller-scale projects I can create with my own two hands. Since my book about Florence's piazzas was published, I have been able to put more time into making art again—painting, photography and working with paper (and all of the possibilities that entails). More than anything, I love books as a medium. I feel like I am just beginning to scratch the surface with artist books, and am really enjoying the journey so far.
Thank you to Sara Bowen for bringing everyone together...it will be wonderful to see how Edition Four unfolds.
Lisa/Group 7/#67 Mise en place
|Ideas for 'Mise en place' are still percolating, so I don't have any images to share yet. The photo above shows one of my recent artist books (Venice: Where Sea & Sky Meet)|