Mass Cultural Council and the New Art Center (NAC) will present Mass Cultural Council Awardees in Crafts and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres, September 18-October 17, 2015, at the NAC.
Lisa Nilsson, one of the exhibiting artists, shares a slice of her art making.
For the past several years I have been exploring and developing a centuries-old paper craft called “quilling” in which narrow strips of paper are rolled and shaped and assembled.
My initial inspiration came from the lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross-section, and more recently from textiles, especially Persian rugs, and old book bindings. I work with Japanese mulberry paper and gilt-edged paper.
See Lisa Nilsson’s work at the upcoming exhibition, Massachusetts Cultural Council Awardees in Crafts, Sculpture, Installation & New Genres, September 18 – October 17, 2015. Opening Reception: September 18, 7-9 PM. New Art Center, 61 Washington Park Newtonville, MA, 02460
All images courtesy of Lisa Nilsson.