The Working Proof, Lisa Solomon & DIY Doily Installations

Artist, and blog friend, Lisa Solomon has been doing doily installations for a very long time. Just check our archives (circa 2006) and you'll see. And now inspired by a large installation she was asked to do on/in the Fine Arts Building at San Francisco State University, Lisa thought it would be fun to let people try their own hand at a mini doily installation in their home/space.

When Lisa was offered a chance to generate doilies in vinyl she was REALLY excited about the possibilities in terms of numbers and scale. She wanted to make sure that they looked hand-drawn, as that’s a big part of her thought process and execution. The emphasis being on hand made or hand done. In the past Lisa used the doily to speak to our interior and exterior worlds, to mimic a landscape; there’s also the fact that she's monumentalizing something that is normally trivialized or overlooked.

This “print” available through the Working Proof includes 3 doilies – 2 in a sky blue and one key lime green one that you can place wherever your heart desires (on windows, doors, walls and as Lisa suggests, even the floor is fair game).

The Working Proof works with a charity of the artists choice. This week the Charity of choice is 826 National, (a network of nine nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18, with expository and creative writing). For more information about the prints/vinyls click here.

Jan Halvarson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i go to school at SF State! I'll have to be on the lookout for these!