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Lisa Solomon is a studio artist that moonlights as a college professor and graphic designer. Profoundly interested in the idea of hybridization (sparked from her Happa heritage), Solomon's mixed-media works and installations revolve thematically around domesticity, craft, and triggers that may be construed as masculine and/or feminine. She is drawn to found objects tending to alter them conceptually so their meanings and original uses or intents are repurposed. She often fuses "wrong" things together--recontextualizing their original purposes, and incorporating materials that question the line between ART and CRAFT. She received her BA in art in 1995 from UC Berkeley and her MFA from Mills College in 2003. She has exhibited and works with galleries both nationally and internationally, is in numerous private and public collections, and is continually tweeking artworks in her backyard studio. She resides in Oakland, California with her husband, daughter, a three-legged cat, a cross-eyed cat, a deaf French bulldog, a pit-bull, and many, many spools of thread. She is the author of Knot Thread Stitch (Quarry Books, 2012). www.lisasolomon.com
I like the idea of mixing media, but the drawings she used as the base for embroidery were generally more primitive than I would've liked.Published on August 20, 2013 by Susan Shane
Has the basics and many creative, up to date designs that can stand alone or be embellished. Good instructions. Easy to follow.Published on June 25, 2013 by louise edwards
I am a big fan of books featuring the work of a variety of artists. This book doesn't disappoint. The author presents a technique very clearly with well illustrated directions and... Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by SB
I am bit of a beginner, but this book will be a source of inspiration to me for years to come.
The embroideries from photos are my favorite, second is the use of... Read more
There's nothing old fashioned here. Super inspiring project ideas interpreted through different artists eyes. These is the embroidery book i've been looking for. Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by N. Anderson
Very creative ideas! Modern ways to use mixed media and stitching. Awesome book for new inspiration and photo stitching by hand!Published on January 30, 2013 by Kim F