Figures in Fabric-The Sculpture of Lisa Lichtenfels
Artist Lisa Lichtenfels is acclaimed for pushing the boundaries of fabric sculpture. Photographs of Ms. Lichtenfels' sculptures- whether they be fantasy creatures, depictions of denizens of foreign cultures or portraits of celebrities such as Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand and Demi Moore- are often mistaken for photos of living beings. Indeed, viewers of her figures frequently report having the peculier sense of standing in the company of a living presense.
First and foremost, a gallery-in-print, this book is an unprecedented exhibition of Ms. Lichtenfels' work. Readers are invited to a personal tour with the artist through this exhibition, which features thirty-six of her most significant piece in panorama, accompanied by her personal and technical notes on the creation of each of these sculptures.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface Introduction The Gallery Angel Child The Perched Fair Medusa The New Guinean Warrior Christina Astar, the African Aphrodite Cathy Allison Persephone Urban Shaman Little Girl Blue Water Bearer The Little Ballerina The Arawete Woman and Child The Last Samaritan Batwoman The Guardian Aurora, the Senior Angel The Scythian Sprite The Northwest Indian The Angel of Death Zora Jodi, the Blue Fairy The Cardinal Angel Uni Garla, the Gargoyle Girl Artemis The Siren The Somali The Dark Angel Island Nursemaid and Child Chrissie on Pointe Waiyo and her Nephew Harriet Beatrice Motu Girl The Tlingit Shaman The Progress of a Work Evolution In Fabric The Avalon Restaurant The Krazy Horse Saloon Fantasy Figures Twenty Years of Character Development Life-Sized Figures The Vital Figure Afterword