When Lisa Black began sculpting, it was as a hobby kindled by dreams and personal reflections on the place of technology within our world. In 2004 she turned her passion into a profession. Establishing a close connection with nature, Lisa began her career as an Artist using recycled and mixed metal materials, creating pieces that merged and contrasted the industrial world with the natural. From there, she moved on to create stunning hourglasses that illuminated the fragile boundary between life and death.
In 2012, while exploring the eclectic Les Puces flea markets of Paris, Lisa was struck by the salient beauty of the 19th century Domes du Marriage. Her discovery sparked the beginning of a new artistic path, the results of which are her bespoke butterfly domes. The domes are Lisa’s tribute to those she stumbled upon in Paris, a reinterpretation imbued with her own character and produced with materials sourced locally. Each handcrafted sculpture takes weeks to complete, with every element hand selected to perfectly complement its surrounds.
Lisa’s art is delicate yet assertive. It has been exhibited and sold around the world in arenas as diverse as high-end European boutiques; international galleries; LA Art Show, Los Angeles; Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe; Civic Museum, Bassano del Grappa, Italy; La Luz De Jesus, Hollywood; Galerie Wolfsen, Denmark; and Comic Con San Diego. It has also featured in select publications, including Wired, Vice, Coolhunting, Metro.co.uk, Gizmodo, Complex, Marie Claire, M2, Home and Garden, Denizen, NZ Herald and Robert Marbury’s book Taxidermy Art.