Tactile design

First and foremost, the hands. Of those who touch, but especially those that create. With her objects brimming with humanity, Lisa Stockham puts hands and body into contact. Here are her latest works at Mint in London.
LTVs, Lisa Stockham
The starting point is a motif, pattern, texture or strip of living skin torn away from an object of the past. Lisa sows the seed and it blooms, multiplies, loses control and from decorative detail turns into structure.
LTVs, Lisa Stockham
Objects that are like hatched fragments that come to life and seem to take a shape of their own. As in the series "Fragments", in which heaps of small cubes similar to the discards of a mosaic blossom in the form of a vase.
LTVs, Lisa Stockham
Matter and technique become inseparable, one the body, the other the genetic heritage. If art is the first and primary act of love towards materials, for Lisa this commitment begins with an object to touch, a surface to stroke and share with others, allowing it to come to life.
LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham

LTVs, Lisa Stockham
Photos via lisastockham.co.uk | mintshop.co.uk
07 February 2012