Sydney based pencil artist, Lisa Lapointe, draws upon spiritual, religious and indigenous mythology in her art. There is also an obvious connection with the primitive but the colours are if anything, futuristic. This ‘Ying and Yang’ in her work is pertinent for it allows Lapointe to take risks. Nothing is as it seems and the aesthetics found in her work are not necessarily there to please. The end result though, is unashamedly optimistic – “We are heading into a new future” Lapointe enthuses.
What interest’s her also are the undercurrents of human emotion. The energy of a situation, for example found in an action or a comment, or even a song. Every moment and place – every person and sentiment can be translated into this visual language she uses– the shapes are the words and the colours are the emotion.