Lisa Nilsson – Paper Anatomy

Lisa Nilsson - art

Lisa Nilsson is a visual artist who grew up in Avon, Massachusetts.  She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied Illustration, and more recently of the McCann Technical School’s medical assisting program, where her “life-long aesthetic interest in anatomy grew a bit more informed.” In 2003, Lisa moved to North Adams to live and work in a textile mill, where she began making small-scale assembled works that bought together her interests and artistic skills. In 2010, she began working with paper, quilling and anatomical cross-sections. These pieces are made of Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. The artist finds quilling exquisitely satisfying for rendering the densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body.

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