When I take the time to look and to really see and to apply my “foolish” imagination,
there are worlds within worlds within worlds to be discovered.
When I allow my eyes to be excited and fascinated and pleased at what they see,
I begin a journey, inventing a path to the place I choose to go;
and magic happens!
When I draw upon the hand-eye coordination learned from the lessons of life and
the practice of art, perfected repetition ingrained within my nervous system,
the muscles and sinew of my being bring forth moving line and flowing color
synchronized with intuition and memory.
When I release all that I know from researching and thinking and contemplating
and finally surrender to the beauty before me,
there are secrets disclosed, and life vibrates before me.
When I bring the light in from the outside world created for others to hang on the wall,
and they take the time to look and to really see and to apply their “foolish” imagination,
…there are worlds within worlds within worlds to be discovered.
~Lisa Rivas, June 2016
Lisa Rivas is a bilingual, bi-cultural, and multi-media visual artist,
professional surface designer, and computer graphics specialist.
Her imagery springs from her love of Nature and optimistic belief in Beauty.
Her innovative spirit and creative abilities are grounded in the rigorous design training received at the Hans Neumann School of Design in Caracas, Venezuela, her childhood homeland, and fine arts training at the Memphis College of Art and the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee, and Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Over the past fifteen years, Lisa has taken her mastery of surface design and her knowledge of traditional art methods into the world of digital production.
Her work continues to express an extraordinary original blend of color, line, form, and imagination.
She continually is researching and trying out new methods and materials. She currently lives with her kitty-cat Madison in Nashville, TN where she enjoys gardening flowers and vegetables, watching animals and savoring new recipes with friends.
I develop custom work, working with you to create that wonderful piece you envision for those great walls you have somewhere!
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