Lisa Creskey

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    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs
    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs
    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs
    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs
    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs
    Sunset Cruise   Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.  H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs

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    Sunset Cruise 

    Ice-breaker with large flippers base created in porcelain.

    H56 x L72 x D50 cm / 17 kgs

    2020

    The rapid thawing of the arctic is revealing many new archeological findings. The recently discovered prehistoric toothed arctic bird Tingmiatornis arctica is used as a visual reference in this work, alongside the humpback whale, a species spotted in arctic waters outside its normal range. I play with the forms of animals which are intertwined with the form of an icebreaker ship and abstracted to create a surrealist organic landscape. In this landscape, I create dream-like interactions between humans and wildlife to express how human beings around the globe are attempting to emotionally process current findings about climate change and its significance.

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    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020
    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020
    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020
    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020
    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020
    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise   Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain  H40 x L40 xD50 cm   2020

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    Tingmiatornis arctica - Sunset Cruise 

    Whale sculpture plus single bowl in porcelain

    H40 x L40 xD50 cm 

    2020

    Scientists have predicted that due to the increasing melting of the sea-ice of the Northwest Passage, animal species from the Arctic Ocean, Pacific and Atlantic Ocean will interact in unprecedented ways. Warmer water from the Atlantic is increasingly flowing into colder Arctic water, raising its temperature which reduces the formation of sea-ice and also affecting the halocline layer between deep oceanic heat and the fresher water at the surface. 

    The rapid thawing of the arctic is revealing many new archeological finds. The recently discovered prehistoric toothed arctic bird Tingmiatornis arctica is used as a visual reference in this work, alongside the humpback whale, a species spotted in arctic waters outside its normal range. I play with the forms of these animals which I intertwine and abstract to create a surrealist organic landscape. In this landscape, I stage dream-like interactions between humans and wildlife to express how human beings around the globe are attempting to emotionally process current findings about climate change and its significance. In the construction of this work, I play with the idea of the fragility that is inherent to clay by creating a sense of peril in the delicacy with which the piece is balanced. A vessel is placed on a structure that suggests the flippers of a humpback whale or perhaps bones, perhaps a landscape. The reference is open – we are given information but not enough to form a concrete idea.

     In this dream-like setting, I see the ocean space as symbolic of creativity. I imagine this bubble of creative silence is shifting in a perilous way and I attempt to express a sadness at the loss, the fear for the future. I also wish to pay respect to this incredible beauty and force with which nature is imbued and thus feel hopeful that these changes can be reversed and these wild places can be preserved.

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     Tingmiatornis arctica - Aurora   Baltic birch panel, pyrography wood-burned, painted, varnished, with small porcelain herons and dried wildflowers embedded in epoxy resin  H122 x L240 x D5 mm
     Tingmiatornis arctica - Aurora   Baltic birch panel, pyrography wood-burned, painted, varnished, with small porcelain herons and dried wildflowers embedded in epoxy resin  H122 x L240 x D5 mm
     Tingmiatornis arctica - Aurora   Baltic birch panel, pyrography wood-burned, painted, varnished, with small porcelain herons and dried wildflowers embedded in epoxy resin  H122 x L240 x D5 mm
     Tingmiatornis arctica - Aurora   Baltic birch panel, pyrography wood-burned, painted, varnished, with small porcelain herons and dried wildflowers embedded in epoxy resin  H122 x L240 x D5 mm
     Tingmiatornis arctica - Aurora   Baltic birch panel, pyrography wood-burned, painted, varnished, with small porcelain herons and dried wildflowers embedded in epoxy resin  H122 x L240 x D5 mm

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     Tingmiatornis arctica - Aurora 

    Baltic birch panel, pyrography wood-burned, painted, varnished, with small porcelain herons and dried wildflowers embedded in epoxy resin.  H122 x L240 x D5 mm, 2021 

    The rapid thawing of the arctic is revealing many new archeological finds. This work reflects upon the recently discovered prehistoric toothed arctic bird Tingmiatornis arctica which resembled a cormorant and was alive during the Cretacious Period when the arctic had a semi-tropical climate. Through small resin panels embedded in the wings of the work, I stage dream-like interactions between people and this bird from long ago, set in a semi-tropical garden, to express how human beings around the globe are attempting to emotionally process current findings about climate change and its significance.

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    N Héron du Lac Leamy - Suivez-moi   

    2021, ceramic, multimedia   

    90 x 130 x 120   

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    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $1,800.00
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    Tingmiatornis arctica - Lilac and Smoke 

    Acrylic on canvas

    H50 x L40 cm

    2021 

    The rapid thawing of the arctic is revealing many new archeological finds. This work reflects upon the recently discovered prehistoric toothed arctic bird Tingmiatornis arctica which resembled a cormorant and was alive during the Cretaceous Period when the arctic had a semi-tropical climate.

    In this work, we are presented at first-glance with an atmospheric scene of cormorants nest-building, bathing and flying. Smoke rising from the water and the hills make us think of mist or a forest fire; this leads us to notice the teeth of the birds and transports us back 90 million years to a time when Tingmiatornis arctica flew over the semi-tropical arctic waters and mountains, which could erupt at any moment.

     

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    QUEEN OF THE NIGHT PLATTER DETAIL
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    QUEEN OF THE NIGHT: IL FLAUTO MAGICO

    In this multi-fired porcelain platter with resist painting and lavish white and yellow gold lustre `trailing clouds of glory`, the artist responds to the resplendent opera sets of times gone by.  A one of a kind homage to opera performers of the past, it is an heirloom keepsake for today.  Completely food safe (for inspired morsels!); 20 x 22 x 4 cm.

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    Landscape detail, crystal ceramic sculpture, each crystal hand made, 7" x 6".
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    Landscape detail, crystal ceramic sculpture, each crystal hand made, 7" x 6".

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    Blue Jay. A powerful small standing sculpture of a blue jay. Multi-fired, its plumage is rich with different layers of coloured slips and glazes, 14 x 26 x 8 cm.
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    Blue Jay. A powerful small standing sculpture of a blue jay. Multi-fired, its plumage is rich with different layers of coloured slips and glazes, 14 x 26 x 8 cm.

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     Lilly flower (large)

    7 x 14 x 14 cm

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    Baltimore Oriole. A large flat porcelain plate with a boldly painted bird with an upraised beak, 26 x 21 x 2 cm.

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    Regular price $75.00
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    Baltimore Oriole. A large flat porcelain plate with a boldly painted bird with an upraised beak, 26 x 21 x 2 cm.

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    Bobolink, small and flat porcelain cheese plate with a raised gold-lustre beak and feather details, 26 X 15 X 1.5 cm.

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    Bobolink, small and flat porcelain cheese plate with a raised gold-lustre beak and feather details, 26 X 15 X 1.5 cm.

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    Cormorant tall vase in porcelain 

    33 x 8 x 8 cm

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    Tingmiatornis Arctica tall bent- necked vase in porcelain 

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    Blue Heron in Landscape Mug  A multi-fired porcelain mug with an unusual double handle - 13x10x10cm
    Blue Heron in Landscape Mug  A multi-fired porcelain mug with an unusual double handle - 13x10x10cm

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $60.00
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    Blue Heron in Landscape Mug

    A multi-fired porcelain mug with an unusual double handle - 13x10x10cm

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    Blue Heron in Landscape Mug  A multi-fired porcelain mug with an unusual double handle - 11 x 9 x 9cm
    Blue Heron in Landscape Mug  A multi-fired porcelain mug with an unusual double handle - 11 x 9 x 9cm

    Lisa Creskey

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    Blue Heron in Landscape Mug

    A multi-fired porcelain mug with an unusual double handle - 11 x 9 x 9cm

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    Large lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.
    Large lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $55.00
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    Large lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.

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    Medium lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.
    Medium lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $35.00
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    Medium lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.

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    Small lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.
    Small lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $25.00
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    Large lily pads made from multi-fired porcelain that can be hung or laid flat. These are stunning when shown together or paired with Lisa's lily flowers.

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    Mixed medium hanging sculpture pictured in the background

    Lisa Creskey

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    Mixed medium hanging sculpture Héron de Lac Leamy - L'envolé 

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    Small porcelain sculpture of heron 16 x 9 x 6 cm

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    Petit héron, petites pétals

    16 x 9 x 6 cm

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    Lisa Creskey

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    Nouvelle vie – femme

    5 x 20 x 10 cm

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    Porcelain wall sculpture 5 x 20 x 10 cm

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    Nouvelle vie – homme

    5 x 20 x 10 cm

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    Lisa Creskey

    Lisa Creskey

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    Héron - Réflection sur l'eau

    40 x 30 x 10cm

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    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. 

    Lisa Creskey Awarded Diploma of Honor at the 2019 Korean International Ceramic Biennale

    Click here to see a video of Lisa's exhibition, Source et Ressource, in La Sarre, Quebec until January 12, 2020.

    Click here to read notes from Lisa's artist talk at the Gardiner Museum during her exhibition A Season for Everything – a Journey Through Time and Space

    Click here to watch Lisa's interview with Kevin Sweet from le télé-journal to discuss Pression Atmosphérique and Sunset Cruise