Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ornamentation: Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon  is an artist out of San Francisco. She is mostly a self taught artist using this quality to her advantage. Since Lisa has had no formal training she uses her own sense of color and composition. Her work has been shown all over the nation and featured in numerous magazines. I discovered her work on a design blog and I thought that fit it under the category of ornamentation. Because of her use of pattern and the way she decorated her illustrations I feel that she could be considered an ornamentation artist. Her neon shapes enhance portraits and form patterns within themselves. She also uses elements of knit fabrics and doily like shapes. I feel that her use of ornamentation in her work speaks about contemporary art and the possibilities of line, color, shape and collaboration. 

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