August 18, 2014


Portraits of a Place

Lisa Kellner; As Night
As Night; Lisa Kellner



To Paint:

I remember
the shape of things.

The corners I turned
The darkness that unfolded.

The way the air felt
Back then.

The smell of night
The deafening quiet.

Consoling
in its insolence.

Sharp and dull
at the same.

Memorialize the details.





July 10, 2014





gentle curve

in the land

on the shoulder

in the living

on the organism

one inch

one mile

infinitum


July 3, 2014

Landscapes...of the Body

Lisa Kellner Drawing
Morning After; Lisa Kellner



I wake
to the gentle curve
 of a shoulder.


This
is my view
all encompassing.


The landscape
I love
completely.


I know you
so well.
Yet
I know
 so very little.


Let me draw

every
 
inch
 
of you.

So I can 
know you better.









June 21, 2014


:Portraits of a Place
The Glacial Artist



Unperturbed
the glacier moved the earth
to its liking
molding with monstrous force,
scouring the plains
deeply,
shifting the bedrock
lightly.


Millions of years
agitating.


The Glacial Artist
has a different
time line.



May 29, 2014



Lisa Kellner
Horizon Spring, 44N; Lisa Kellner


Painting problems:

1.  How do I make a painting from non-painting materials?

2.  How do I get the "paint" to float above the surface?

3.  How do I make a painting of nothing...that is everything?

4.  How do I paint the sensation of complete calm.

5.  How do I give the painting depth?

6.  How do I incorporate cast shadow into the work?