Lisa Kellner’s Jellyfish Like Silk Installations

It’s difficult to discern whether Lisa Kellner‘s silk installations are natural or intrusive, peaceful or menacing.  Her delicate fabric structures resemble jellyfish or coral as much as something cancerous or viral.  Kellner’s work intentionally inhabits this duality.  Each installation is made out of silk – a medium that is at once organic but also extremely strong.  Her sculptures illustrate the curious path of growth organic matter can take.  Lisa Kellner says of her artwork:

“The quickest path from point a to point b is a straight line.  But nature is filled with curves and crevices.  And human nature always seems to prefer a more circuitous path.  Whatever means are chosen, the journey one takes presents a perfect painting problem:  what is the essence of a moment that took everything to get there?.”

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