“My recent collages and sculptures combine images of my hand-made paper cubes with typographical elements created from my poetry. Limiting my visual vocabulary to squares, cubes and their patterns, alphabetical abstractions, notations on found ledger paper, and sometimes images of crows, I manipulate familiar shapes into visuals that are recognizable and ambiguous. My work also explores the differences between hand-made objects that are ostensibly the same.”
Lisa Segal teaches poetry and writing through the Los Angeles Poets & Writers Collective.
Her book, METAMORPHOSIS: Who is the Maker? An Artist’s Statement (www.bombshelterpress.com), includes her poetry, prose, and photographs of her sculptures.
Photograph, type, paint, paper, adhesive 13"H x 24"W
Anise Star 1432
Type, paint, paper, adhesive 16"H x 17"W
Secret Life of Moonbeams
Photograph, type, paper, adhesive 43"H x 47"W
METAMORPHOSIS: Who is the Maker? An Artist’s Statement
“The materials Segal uses almost defy you to examine your preconceived notions of what makes a sculpture acceptable: cardboard, toothpicks, wire mesh, bamboo skewers? It’s hard enough to make someone look: another thing to make them see. Segal’s sculptures make me see in a way I’d never seen before. She is a true original.”
Jack Grapes, L.A. poet and writer