Gidget 8

Gidget 8

 Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

 The Wonders of Women

The Wonders of Women

Lois Keller

Artist Statement

For the past 15 years my work has revolved around the ability to create art in between my responsibilities as a mother and caregiver.

Currently I’m using Trader Joe’s Bags as my medium to create portraits.  I gather and collect grocery bags to help piece them together.  Each bag has a story.  They have been used to feed and care for people or recycled for other projects.  Trader Joe’s bags are a constant material in domestic life.  

Every portrait leads to the next, I started with MLK, women in media, then I did my daughter’s portraits. During the election I created Hillary Clinton.  My latest project was done at ArtShare LA, titled Portland Max, it’s a homage to the victims of racism in the USA.  

I want to take this series as far as it can go, and continue to explore images using collage with everyday materials that I gather from people.  

www.loiskellerdrawing.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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