Scultpure
Oil Spill
2006
60,000 Yellow Tipped Quilting Pins on Prepared Panel
48" x 96" x 10"

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure
Oil Spill (detail)

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure Silk, pigment, paint, bleach, thread, surgical pins, wood acrylic, silicone, embroidered text (“Do Not Touch”).
Touch Me
2009
Silk, pigment, paint, bleach, thread, surgical pins, wood acrylic, silicone, embroidered text (“Do Not Touch”).
52" x 48" x 8"

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure
Touch Me (detail)

Embroidered Text: "Don't Touch" and "Do Not Touch".

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure 24 reclaimed mannequin hands, paint, resin, 50 lb.s of grain.
Cameroon Croon
2009
24 reclaimed mannequin hands, paint, resin, 50 lb.s of grain.
10' x 14' x 18"

This installation juxtaposes food shortages and death in Cameroon with consumerism in the United States.

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure
Cameroon Croon (detail)

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure 20,000 Yellow Tipped Quilting Pins on Wall.
Family Portrait
2009
20,000 Yellow Tipped Quilting Pins on Wall.

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure
Family Portrait (detail)

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure Thousands of "bricks" cut from recycled newspapers, Custom made wood frame.
The Walls Were Paper Thin; The Mansion Project
2009
Thousands of "bricks" cut from recycled newspapers, Custom made wood frame.
32" x 47" x 4"

Frame emulates the floor plan of the Newark Mansion.

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure
The Walls Were Paper Thin (detail)

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure Silk, pigment, thread, individually hand formed pods, monofilament.
Tunnel Vision
2009
Silk, pigment, thread, individually hand formed pods, monofilament.
72" x 30" x 30"

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure Bed frame, embroidered text, silk forms, thread, wall drawing (of marriage certificate), canopy.
A Proposition Ate My Marriage
2009
Bed frame, embroidered text, silk forms, thread, wall drawing (of marriage certificate), canopy.
Room size installation.

In 1958 an interracial couple, who had just gotten married, were awoken in the middle of the night by police in their bedroom. Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested because they were violating Virginia's miscegenation law. Their case subsequently went to the Supreme Court and in 1967, became the decisive case to strike down prohibition against interracial marriage.

For this room sized installation at LMCC, I looked at the similarities between this case and what is currently occurring with Proposition 8 in California and gay marriage in general. Legal court decisions are embedded (embroidered) upon a canopy over the "marital bed" with the Loving's marriage certificate hung nearby (just as it was in their own home).

The questions posed are these: Is marriage, an already insurmountable achievement, able to withstand these added pressures and do these pressures even have a place in the personal space between two human beings?


Lisa M Kellner Scultpure
A Proposition Ate My Marriage (detail)
2009

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure Silk, Pigment, Thread, Pods, Embroidered Text, Monofilament.
Slab
2008
Silk, Pigment, Thread, Pods, Embroidered Text, Monofilament.
58" x 22" x 22"

Embroidered text: "Relentless"

Lisa M Kellner Scultpure
Slab (detail)

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