Lisan Kent Mixed Media Printmaking
Date and Time
Part of the Exhibition
A recording of the interview will be posted here in the coming weeks.
Illness is an unavoidable consequence of living. There is no person who does not feel the effects of an ill body, whether it be momentarily or for a lifetime. In my experience I have felt that I am always chasing, or pushing back against either extreme of the spectrum. I am never just ill or just healthy. I am always somewhere in between, going one way or the other. In examining the relationship between the body and the self, I can further understand the complex vulnerability that comes with comparing oneself to these idealized extremes.
This work is a reflection of my body in its dynamic healed and healing state. By utilizing a combination of drawing and process-based printmaking techniques such as stone lithography, silkscreen, and linoleum relief, I create a representation of myself that is embedded in exploring a healed body continually affected by illness. Which in turn, emphasizes the duality of a single self—this gray area between sick and healthy. Along with this sense of duality in the figures, the abstracted, fragmented space ties into a continual movement between the two.
“In examining the relationship between the body and the self, I can further understand the complex vulnerability that comes with comparing oneself to the idealized extremes.”