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Ex-Voto Judio


Ex-Voto Judio

Code: 24LKASM17
Price: $15,000.00
Dimensions: 38" L x 25" W x 1" D



Mixed Media Buttonwork. Buttons have made cameo appearances in much of my previous work; never have they been the primary material until recently. My parents were upholsterers and my earliest memories are of playing in their shop with piles of vinyl and foam rubber. I have sewn since I was a child and the stitch plays a major role in my work, so it was natural to join the buttons together to form a reconstructed family portrait. What began as a memorial to my father soon expanded to the realm of family portraits, past and present, human and canine. Most recently I completed a three-part commission for a juvenile justice center of button portraits of Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez and Fred Korematsu. My work has always had an obsessive quality and this body of work is no exception. Every button is stitched to its neighbor to form a low-tech pixilated composition. Up close each piece is an abstract melange of colors and shapes; the further back one stands the more decipherable the image becomes. This interplay between abstraction and representation intrigues me. It is as though I am painting with buttons, building my palette as I go along, adding and subtracting until the interplay of colors and forms coalesces into a coherent image.

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Artists Inspiration:

Lisa Kokin's work in artist's books, mixed media installation, assemblage and sculpture is about memory, history, and social commentary. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A recipient of a California Arts Council Individual Artist's Fellowship and a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, Ms. Kokin's work is in numerous public and private collections.

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