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Lisa Chipkin

Mill Valley, CA

Art as prayer, as activism, as medicine. Art to enliven, ground, nourish, and inspire… Art, in this way, flows in my life as a creative, an activist, a healer, and a lover. BUTTERFLY EFFECTS SERIES ~ Featured in this year's Marin Open Studios, this series explores the questions: What happens when we grow our capacity to deeply feel and generously express love and empathy, whatever shadow or light is arising? Can this be of service not only to us individually, but also to others and the world?

I am primarily a painter and writer, and have recently begun playing with salvaged materials as a sculptor. That said, I have worked 3-dimensionally choreographing bodies and designing theatrical sets, as well as conceiving and building an earthen home in Costa Rica. Through my BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Experimental Theater Wing, my professional experience, and exposure to world class performing and visual arts, I have gained an appreciation for a layered, earthy, whimsical elegance interwoven with social commentary in innovative and unconventional ways. These themes show up naturally and fundamentally in my creative expression and artwork (performance, mixed media paintings, writing, sculpture) as do my long held passion for nature, meditation, embodiment, spirituality, and world cultures.

A lifelong environmentalist with a hyper awareness of the amount of waste humans produce, I love to incorporate repurposed materials into my artwork. It is my hope to inspire the viewer to consider the source of things.

Commissions available.

Tipping Point

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Butterly Effect

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Sunburst

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Renewal

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Luminous

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Queen Bee

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Earth Angel

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Beyond Illusions

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