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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Lisa Kaye

Lisa Kaye

Artist Information

County
Wicomico County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

Living most of my life between Washington D.C. and Baltimore allowed me exposure to the arts and cultivated my appreciation for music, art and theater. Never having the opportunity for a formal education in the art field in no way compromised my desire to be creative and pursue different art forms. Creating with textiles gave way to photography where I managed to take classes from Judy Hermann and Michael Starke for a short time before moving to the Eastern Shore. This move eventually led to outsider art in the arena of folk art - soft sculpture and papier mache being my focus. Today I have continued on in the arena of digital photography and also find myself enjoying encaustic collage. Digital photography is a vast medium with endless possibilities. I enjoy melding pieces of many different images together in what becomes a photographic collage. The finished pieces often have elements of photographs taken during my travels here in the U.S. and also from distant places such as Italy.
Lately I have been exploring the world of encaustic collage which is such an enjoyable hands-on process. I literally have no idea when I start a piece where it will end up when completed. There is a multiple layering process which starts with the layers of paper and ephemera, progressing with the wax layer and then ending with even more layers of paint, stain and/or varnish after that.