Lisa Nilsson

Artwork > Tissue Series

Head 1
Head 1
paper
11 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches
2011

This piece represents a lateral section through the head at bridge-of-the-nose level. It is life-size. I love how asymmetrical the body looks in cross section. We are so symmetrical on the outside and so asymmetrical on the inside and everything inside fits so perfectly. This is the connection I made to quilling. Rolled pieces of paper are amenable to being squeezed, shaped and shifted to fill a space. I use mulberry paper for its fabric-like strength and flexibility and the sophisticated color palette it is available in.