Lisa Powers – Silence, Stillness, Solitude
Latest exhibition is on show at the Art on the Quay gallery in the Kaiapoi library
Tell us about what sort of preparation went into your current show?
I started planning the show the minute the title came to me. Everything seemed to fall into place from there. Nearly all the images are either completely new, or re-worked. I started a series of still-life photographs of flowers, which I hadn’t done before. I experimented with the different shades of Cyanotype, and I named the series, “Even Flowers get the Blues”. I developed a sepia colour that has an underlay of gold that I really like for my vintage-look images.
My helpers are always my faithful kitties. We work well together, and they remind me to take breaks. Otherwise, I’d work straight through days and nights.
I feel satisfied with the images I selected. I was anxious and fearful at the prospect of a solo exhibition, but as with anything else, I immersed myself in the work, and soon saw the exhibition taking shape. An artist friend said to “imagine it finished, and it will be done!” Good advice.