LISA D. WATSON
LISA D. WATSON incorporates re-purposed materials for her creations. Her unique multidimensional pieces use volumes of recycled materials of tulle, paper, plastered wood, acrylic, and reclaimed items.
She earned a BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio and a Certificate in Interior Design from Learning Tree University in Chatsworth, California.
Watson's artwork has been exhibited nationally in Telfair Museum's Jepson Center and The Savannah City Hall Rotunda Gallery in Savannah, GA, Art on Paper Fair in NYC, The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA, along with The Gallery at Paper Mill Village in Marietta, GA where she was awarded with two Merit Awards.
Lisa’s mural work can be seen in four of Bill Viola’s Film Art Installations including Going Forth By Day - Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Five Angels For The Millennium - Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London and The Passions - Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Since 1992, Lisa has been freelancing as an eco-conscious artist, designer, film production art director and scenic painter. She approaches every project focusing on sustainability and guides her clients and co-workers thru the design process. She has created commissioned residential and commercial murals in Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Hilton Head and Savannah, GA. Besides her scenic work on such projects as the Academy Awards, Fox Kids Network and many commercials, she art-directed infomercials and videos, including Hip Hop Abs and Gaiam exercise videos.
Lisa currently owns Plan It Green Design in Savannah, Georgia. When not consulting clients in green interiors, outdoor living spaces and native and drought tolerant garden design, she produces art.
PIECE FOR MAKING WAVES
40" x 30"
Collected Litter, Reclaimed Cardboard & Dress Net, Adhesive, Graphite, Ink, Acrylic on Panel
ARTIST STATEMENT ABOUT OCEANFILL:
Consumerism has stretched our natural resources to maximum levels. Products reach their planned obsolescence within absurdly short timespans and new products are being made and bought by the millions every day.
Every action has its consequences.
One of our most severe repercussions is the industrial waste and throw-away items that end up in our waterways. Human activities largely driven by our society’s demand for having more than we need has resulted in the highest levels of pollution in our oceans, rivers, lakes and streams.
My piece, Oceanfill, holds just a very small percentage of trash I collected within a few days. While stockpiling my litter collection, I could not help to think that if a person ate an apple instead of a candy bar, the core would decompose. Instead, the wrapper remains and almost made it to our local waterways.