Lisa draws, writes, scratches, colors, rips, cuts, and stitches lines, paths and text with the sewing machine on fabrics and patchworks. The results of the resistance, hardness, softness and flexibility of pencil, thread, fabric and needle thickness is comparable to travelling over and through paper and cloth. Organic forms, entangled and connected in a game of lines bring associations of body parts; muscle structure, reproductive organs, yet they are not representations of these. The different forms and lines show life, but the broken paths of the stitches and the cut up and ripped bits of fabric suggest something of lesions, sickness, congestion, lost direction and wandering.
Her works give the impression that they are not re-written or retold stories but that they come into existence in the action of being made.
Margo Slomp 2019