Having always been inspired by nature and its expressions in the landscape, Lisa Dawn White collages handmade and painted papers with botanical specimens that she collects, presses, preserves and enhances using a variety of techniques. Each collage is created in multiple layers and finished by hand painting the botanicals to maximize their color preservation over time. Works are often finished with dimensional paints, textiles, shells and stones to help create a sense of movement and spirit.
With the addition of color and texture provided by vibrant pigments and papers, Lisa’s collages offer a contemporary interpretation on the ancient art and craft of pressed flower arranging. Lisa is always searching for pattern and repetition in nature and is thrilled to find it in unexpected places. A whimsical interpretation of nature is the golden thread running through all of her designs.
Most of the botanical specimens used are not commercially available: foraging is an integral part of the process. Lisa hopes that her works inspire people to observe nature more closely, reflect upon their relationship with it and help to nourish it in any way that they can.
For more work by Lisa, visit her website at firstname.lastname@example.org.