Lisa Traxler was the winner of our Little Forest Open Competition 2019. Her work ‘Disruptive Light Apparatus’ was displayed on our Boarhunt 4th Plinth during Art in the Garden 2019.
Lisa Traxler’s Statement
‘Disruptive Light Apparatus’ plays with the notions of encrypted communication between light and landscape utilising a paper composite more commonly used in the construction industry. The shattered composition of shape and form create interference and interruption asking the viewer to witness and experience the surrounding forest as a fragmented landscape. This reflection may be seen as an analogy of a fractured society and our place within it. A visually disruptive framed composition for the viewer, acting as a paper ‘window’ sitting in landscape format upon the ancient oak plinth. Quiet moments of contemplation may be observed as the arc of the sun casts moving shattered shadows upon the forest floor entwined with the sound of birdsong.
This disruption in the woodland setting references my ongoing research and continuing work responding to a WWII Radar Bunker; its architecture, communication towers and layered referencing of subterfuge, secret defence and displacement.’
Lisa Traxler RWS, MRSS, combines painting and 3D form within her practice, her vitreous enamel and steel mural was featured on national television (Grand Designs, Channel 4, 2012). Her work has been exhibited in the London Design Festival (2016 & 2017). Works from her solo exhibition ‘BUILD’ have been exhibited in the Penwith Gallery St. Ives, (2017) Surface Matter, London, (2017) and ‘Dazzle’ at St. Barbe Museum + Art Gallery, Hampshire (2018) and Southampton City Art Gallery (2018-19).
For more information on Lisa and her work visit her website – www.lisatraxler.com/