LISA KAPLAN

WORK

SCULPTURE MIXED AND MULTIMEDIA
(before the Valley Fire)

2D & PORTRAITS
(post Valley Fire)









We Are Refugees and the Birds Still Sing, 2015

Cob (earth + straw), Manzanita prunings, burlap, twine, earth friendly sealant, steel armature, fencing, barbed wire.
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk, 2015




Mother, Mother, 2015

Painted with earth clay from various elevations in Lake County and polymer medium, charred wood, cob (earth + straw), Manzanita prunings, metal wire on canvas.
Innovative Landscapes, Middletown Art Center




Mending the Earth I, 2015
Mending the Earth II, 2015


Earth clay from various elevations in Lake County and polymer medium, charred wood, blueberry juice on burlap.
Mending the Earth II in black wood frame.
Premiere, Innovative Landscapes (respectively) Middletown Art Center










Who Will Be Our Leaders, 2014

Cob (earth + straw), Manzanita prunings, burlap, twine, earth friendly polymer binder, steel armature.
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk, 2014

Our "Youngers" will lead us to to live in greater harmony with the Earth, one another, and all living things.








Life Partners, 2014

Cob (earth clay + straw), Manzanita prunings, earth friendly polymer binder, steel armature, redwood base.
Art and Horticulture, Upper Lake, 2014











THIRSTY
Cob (earth-clay + straw), plumbing pipes, tree branches
Cloverdale Sculpture Walk 2014, EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk 2011,
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Study for THIRSTY (Water-Man)
Charcoal on paper, 2011











Sky Watching, 2013

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Cob (earth clay + straw) and stabilized cob (includes a small percentage of Portland cement), glue, jute string, Manzanita prunings, pipe, rebar, repurposed clothing/shoes, natural oils finish
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk 2013



I Heard the News Today, Oh Boy
Self Portrait, 2011
Cob (earth-clay + straw), mud-paint, acrylic paint, plaster on canvas
Harbin Residents and Friends Self Portrait Exhibition, Harbin Hot Springs, CA








Integration, 2012
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Found Manzanita prunings, cob (earth clay + straw) and burlap; plaster, gauze, jute string, repurposed batting material and paper
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk 2012




























Consider the Children in Every Decision Made
Collaboration: Lisa Kaplan, Emily Slavens, and the Children of Lake County International Charter School with parents and teachers helping hands
113 ft. x 3 ft. Oversized plotter prints on luan
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk 2011
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May All People Have Sufficient Clothing to Provide Them Protection From The Elements
Prayer Wheel Series: Essential Human Needs 4/6
As we witness via media, or experience natural and man-incited disasters,
we better comprehend the precious and precarious nature of survival and necessities for our survival.
Air, Water, Food, Clothing, Shelter .....

Visitors are invited to turn the Prayer Wheel


Used clothing, wood cable spool, wood
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk 2010









Canvas Detail




The Geometry of Learning
What if schools were models of energy efficiency and sustainable practices.
What if school houses were forms other than rectangles or squares?
What if schools functioned as a center for knowledge, culture, mutually supportive relationships, and environmental stewardship, fostering growth of the whole child and whole community.
What if these life-sustaining practices were so integral to children's daily learning, that they were able to teach these practices to adults to promote a healthier present and future.


Muslin canvas, site and engineering plans, jute twine, bamboo
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk 2009





Where Have All the Lizards Gone?
(When Will We Ever Learn?)
Cob (earth-clay + straw), river rocks. All materials harvested locally.
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk 2008





Endangered Species Seed
Cob (earth-clay + straw) recycled toys
EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk 2007





Seeds of Hope
Studies for sculpture
Graphite, pencil, computer, 2007













Cob (earth-clay + straw) and Strawbale bench at LCICS
Art and Nature Summer Camp August 2007
with campers and Hani Hajje





Lake County International Charter School
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Lake County International Charter School Site Plan - second draft

Vision and Concept: Bonnie Howard and Lisa Kaplan
Architectural - Katrina Johnson, Engineering - Bill VanDerwall 2005-6






Site Elevation (for first draft of site plan)

Vision and Concept: Bonnie Howard and Lisa Kaplan
Drawing by Nick Bennett, 2005





Bridge
Video Stills, 1999






El Nafta Azteca
Set Design, Video Installation, 1995






Simultaneous Ontologies
Video Installation, 1995








Cycles
Video Installation, 1994






Dance
(After Matisse)
Mixed media, 1993






Bridge
Mixed media, 1993






Heat
Mixed media, 1993







Balfour Street After the Gulf War
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 1992






Mandalas
Mixed media on textured canvas, 1992








Textual Matters
Young Artist's Award recipient 1991, Israel
Mixed media on textured canvas, Steel frames, 1989-1991






Mothers
Charcoal Drawing, 1987








Common Language
Mixed media on board, 1985








Professor Lisa
Computer painting, 2003




Artists Statement


Lisa's Resume
(PDF file)



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