Lisa Lofgren of Bloomington, IL
Portraits of rocks are sprinkled throughout my photography archive taken from various travels and hikes, both near and far. Over time, the images have evolved to be autobiographical, telling my history of where and when akin to a journal. Layering the formations onto previously unfinished works only deepens this link to my past experiences. The shifts in altering the same formations create a metaphor for cyclical continuity; the past continues to reveal itself to us in both extraordinary and subtle ways.
Lisa is an artist, educator and founder of a community printmaking and papermaking facility titled Together Press in coordination with cometogetherstudios in Bloomington, Illinois that provides classes and mentorship in and out of the studio. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BFA and an MFA from Illinois State University. Her work has been collected locally and internationally including private collections in Wyoming, Illinois, and Minnesota. Lisa is the Registrar at University Galleries of Illinois State University and an adjunct instructor at Heartland Community College.