Lisa Barbero

Artist Journal

“The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth.” - Ezra Pound

Unearthing the Wild

The Return, 2019

The Return, 2019

I’ve found something new lately - something feral and overgrown made of unexpected marks made loosely over bold colors.

Maybe it’s the changing seasons. Everything wants to grow again. Even me.

These newest pieces feel like an expression of inner wilderness but not in a pretentious, angsty way.

To me wilderness is innocent; a pure and fertile place living in shadows that are not unlike the darkness and safety of a womb.

I’m curious to see where this new evolution in style goes. It’s exciting to observe how my hand creates botanical motifs and organic shapes that blend together into one unique composition.

I can’t WAIT to find out what else is waiting to grow.

Closer look at The Return, 2019

Closer look at The Return, 2019

Lisa Barbero