Lisa Ivory

Lisa Ivory’s landscapes are commonly occupied by a Wildman, who occasionally interacts with a female human figure. There is a Rake’s Progress of sorts, with a skeletal Death figure interrupting the discourse between these characters. The Beast attempts sympathetic magic by scrawling images into the landscape. These exchanges occur in a shadowland — a liminal space of a half-forgotten place that exists simultaneously as rural, urban and wasteland populated with anomalies, chimeras and spectres. 

Ivory’s landscapes are archaic in tone and her archetypal subjects present a paradoxical discourse including the feral and tamed; the worshipped and abandoned; the empowered and the subjugated.

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