A Year in Photos

Almost a year ago I found myself loading up both mine and my parents cars to make the 9+ hour trek to Navasota, TX for the next chapter in my life. At the time I knew I wanted to stay in Texas when it was all over, but I never knew the real impact this experience would have on me as both an artist and a person.

What started out as a 6-month residency in a place I had never heard of turned into a year-long residency in a place I called home.  Over the course of this past year I have found myself calling both Navasota and Bryan/College Station home, and I am very sad to be leaving the Horlock House. But don’t fret, I will be staying close by – I have a new place in Bryan that I have been moving into this past week.

I wanted to take some time to reflect on the past year and what better way than in the form of photos.

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The first painting I completed in my residency. 

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Florescence – A knitted ball sculpture that started me on a new path

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And the first of many ball sculpture paintings.

Going back to landscapes in the form of small, wood paintings.

Going back to landscapes in the form of small, wood paintings.

I found myself in unexpected places - Mic Check Poetry - where I have been helping out selling merch as well as learning to write my own words.

I found myself in unexpected places – Mic Check Poetry – where I have been helping out selling merch as well as learning to write my own words.

And then this happened and everything began to change. I went bigger and bolder and started making trees.

And then this happened and everything began to change. I went bigger and bolder and started making trees.

I met some amazing people along the way also !

I met some amazing people along the way also !

and worked with some amazing, talented kids.

and worked with some amazing, talented kids.

My paintings became more evolved and experimental

My paintings became more evolved and experimental

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And I found myself becoming an installation artist with hopes that it will continue to grow.

 I made two more paintings in July/Early August to finish up my time here.

I made two more paintings in July/Early August to finish up my time here.

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Getting a little darker, a little more experimental and sad that I can’t continue to make more.

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But as they say, all good things must come to an end.

I wanted to do a quick shout out to all the people who made this past year a huge success! City of Navasota, The Arts Council of Brazos Valley, Mic Check Poetry, The City of Navasota Maintenance crew, Guerilla Art Takeover, everyone in Downtown Bryan, WC Mercantile and the Sunday Knit Ladies, Brazos Valley Knitting Guild, and all of our visitors, buyers and friends who have been here through it all. Thank you so so much for a lovely year.

~Lisa

PS – if you want to keep up with me and my art, I can be found at:

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