The Lisa Carlson solo exhibition
of digital collage images
"Lisa Girls: Close-ups, Portraits, and Pin-ups"February 2009 at the
Patrick Moore Gallery
Salt Lake City,Utah
was inspired by the fashion editorials of
Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.
For the 2009 collection Lisa worked with
Photoshop, Giclee Printers, and Open Acrylic paints.
All these tools were innovative and just becoming available to the professional artist.
The new technology was interesting to Lisa
but she found the computer collage process
was not tactile enough or spontaneous enough
for her design sensibilities.
Lisa now works exclusively in photomontage.
Her collages are constructed entirely
from photographs found in
vintage and current fashion magazines.
"Since the 1960's I have loved
creating portrait collages from
fashion magazine pictures.
Through the cut and paste process
new images are revealed."