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In Our Virtual Art Space: Lisa Asagi: Return of the Whales

November 05, 2020

In Our Virtual Art Space: Lisa Asagi: Return of the Whales

November Artist in the Virtual Art Space: Lisa Asagi

Link to the gallery is here.

Biography:
Lisa Asagi is a writer and sculptor. Born in and raised by the Hawaiian archipelago, her life and work are informed by sea, the communities who live within it and with it. 

“Return of the Whales” features recent work guided by a lifelong wonderment and kinship with the cetacean realms. A whale shark has also joined this collection.  

These creatures are hand formed. Stoneware and porcelain bodies remain unglazed, allowing the diverse nature of the planetary composition of clays to be revealed. Firings at high temperatures honor the elemental cycles of life: water, earth, fire, and time.  

Lisaʻs lineage is an interweave of sea folk, forest folk, shrine keepers, farmers, carpenters, chick hatchers, a long lost calligrapher, and a mason who made sculptures of goddesses from black asphalt. Lisa lives, works, and paddles on the island of Oahu.  

{A portion of artist proceeds are shared with various groups working to protect and restore wilderness.}

IG: @islaofthewild