Description This piece was created in response to a need to have more space to roam around in the bigger world and not be boxed in by roles and expectations.In this painting I left the fences ambiguous. The main fence in the foreground has an opened gate. Is it about to open or close? In the distance is another fence up on a mountain. If one is no longer trapped by one fence will you just realize that you are just trapped inside of another? Is real freedom possible or an illusion? Also how necessary is complete freedom? Can fences also be there for safety and a sense of where your boundaries are? I wanted the meaning to be open to interpretation.
Lisa Jeanne Graf, Boston Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement For the past 25 years I have worked as an painter, jeweler, potter, designer, illustrator and sculptor.
Recent exhibitions include "Sci-Fi Worlds" at ArtSpace-Maynard in Maynard, MA, "Artists in the Arboretum" at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA and a one person show "Don't Fence me In" at Galetea Fine Arts in Boston, MA.
Currently I am painting with egg tempera on clayboard panels for a one person show "Unexpected Wonders." This show will take place in September of 2015 at Galetea Fine Arts, in Boston, MA.