15 Jul 2021

Playful expression with Lisa Morgan Art

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“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves” (Carl Gustav Jung)

I began this work in response to Tim Minchin’s song “White Wine in the Sun” during a time when we have more to celebrate than ever before, not less. This piece talk of certain places in landscape or time, in the season of spring and in moments past – it has relevant meaning and importance to me. It speaks of playing with different textures, different detailing, different shapes. Incorporating my love of the landscape, the seasons, the shapes and patterns in nature that so absorb me. It speaks of happier times, remembered moments, friends, laughter, good times

Hi Lisa, welcome to the Woman Of Series! Can you tell us what it is you create?
I am essentially a visual artist/painter working on canvas, sometimes on paper using the medium of acrylics, oil, charcoals and oil sticks.

Talk us through your creative process. How do you reach your signature style?

I delve into the notion of expressing myself through the very essence of playfulness as in being open to anything that may happen, an honest observation of my life, a creative vision with a playful quality. Sometimes my work begins with simple marks, sometimes made outdoors, mostly in the studio. Other times the marks are more structured and bold. There is never a plan, it takes time for me to settle in to whatever the theme or thought was that triggered the initial idea. My work is mostly inspired by the landscape but also the written word such as haiku, poetry or maybe a piece I have read.

What is your big hope and dream for your work?
“Everything you can imagine is real” Pablo Picasso - for me, the rest is still unwritten, I am open to the great unknown!

What are your top 3 superpowers?
If you are speaking of what I wish they could be these are it!
- to facilitate the ways and means to solve climate change
- to facilitate the ways and means to bring peace and love to every corner of the world
- to facilitate the ways and means to extend an education to every child on the planet

We’re all about women inspiring women. Who inspires you?
Women Artists
Helen Frankenthaler
Joan Mitchell
Ann Thompson
Dame Louise Henderson
Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken
Frances Hodgkins
Sally Gabori
Elisabeth Cummings

What advice would you impart on the next generation of women?
My advice for younger artists - “Your work isn’t a high stakes, nail-biting professional challenge, it is a form of play. Lighten up and have fun with it (Sol LeWitt)

Against all your internal chatter, delve into the notion of expressing yourself through the very essence of playfulness as in being open to anything that may happen, an honest observation of life in your own lane

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