This is the work and beautiful home of Artist and Blogger Lisa Borgnes. The pictures are from her show in May at The ACME Gallery in Los Angeles. On a wall with mixed art I would love one of these humorous, yet traditional and homey looking pieces. They could also stand alone in a cozy room like a den, or library, or in a modern environment as a juxtaposition. Her blog is one of my all time favorites and her house is amazing.
One of my favorite entries ever.
The guitar on the chaise makes me know these peeps know how to have a good time.
LOVE the hanging light...and the windows.
The gold horseshoe chair and the sheepskin make this scene pop.
OK, these 2 pieces are apparently older work, but I am so in love with them...The bottom one is apparently her old Manhattan apartment.
And the back yard? Where do I start?
Here is how Lisa describes her work...
I have always been fascinated with embroidery; my mother and grandmother were huge stitchers. What never appealed to me, however, was following a pattern. I wanted to sew my own life, my own obsessions and my own truths. I taught myself traditional methods of embroidery and then used them as the medium to bring my thoughts kicking and screaming to life.
I stitch onto burlap instead of fine-weave linen or cotton because the coarseness of the fabric feels modern to me and I wanted to use a fabric that visually felt a bit confrontational. My samplers aren't dainty little creatures under glass; they're not shy or retiring. Plus, the loose weave of burlap gave me the freedom of scale I was looking for. I think of my pieces as being "exploded" in the sense that they're blown up in size and freed from the limitations of historical subject matter.
As opposed to most of the work performed with a needle and thread in this town, my stitches show. They're black sutures which reveal inner truths.- Lisa Borgnes
You can click here to see her fabulous blog-