Lisa Britton, Monument - Original Painting
10 x 10 inches
Oil on panel
Lisa Britton received her BFA in painting from Arizona State University. She has shown work in the US and Germany. Britton, and friend and artist Alejandra Orozco, created the blog, Pretty Girls Making Cool Shit, which features multiple female artists weekly; aiming to be fun and informative while creating a community of support and empowerment for female artists. She currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington.
"This body of work focuses on flora and fauna (primarily rabbits) in a slightly surreal or transcending space. These implied portals serve as an escape. These animals and scenes from nature are meant to be contemplative and alluring while immersing the viewer in an environment or perspective that is almost attainable. Question your perspective of nature and surroundings, why this animal, flower, plant, or location may invoke certain thoughts and feelings.
Rabbits are used in my work based on my experience with rabbits and learning more about the contradictions in their reality versus the perception of rabbits by most of society. A rabbit spirit animal may symbolize prosperity, abundance, and fertility. Dreaming of a rabbit may signify luck, magic, success, positivity, contrary to many of their realities. The rabbits portrayed in my work are experiencing a dream or escape from a reality or this controversy of truths. I disagree with those who argue these animals don’t dream, as Shirley Jackson wrote in The Haunting of Hill House: “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.”