Lisa Creskey Sunset Cruise, Solo Exhibition. March 27 to April 16, 2021.
Scientists have predicted that due to the melting of the sea-ice of the Northwest Passage, animal species from the Arctic Ocean, Pacific and Atlantic Ocean will interact in unprecedented ways. Lisa Creskey creates a surrealist landscape with a recently discovered prehistoric toothed arctic bird Tingmiatornis arctica, humpback whales recently spotted in the arctic seas and the mechanical imagery of an icebreaker ship.
My primary drive as a visual artist has been that of story telling from a personal point of departure or connection. To establish this connection, I often use historical documents and artifacts as a visual point of departure in my work. As I have spent most of my life in the country, responding to nature and human dependence on the land are the strongest themes in my work.