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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

    Lisa Creskey

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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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    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

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $4,500.00
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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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    Lisa Creskey
     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

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $2,600.00
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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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    Lisa Creskey

    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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    Halocline   Bowl on small flippers base in porcelain  H42 x L40 x D26 cm  2020
    Halocline   Bowl on small flippers base in porcelain  H42 x L40 x D26 cm  2020
    Halocline   Bowl on small flippers base in porcelain  H42 x L40 x D26 cm  2020
    Halocline   Bowl on small flippers base in porcelain  H42 x L40 x D26 cm  2020
    Halocline   Bowl on small flippers base in porcelain  H42 x L40 x D26 cm  2020

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $1,500.00
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    Halocline 

    Bowl on small flippers base in porcelain

    H42 x L40 x D26 cm

    2020


    The Arctic Ocean contains a natural buffer layer between the colder, fresher waters of the Arctic and the warmer, saltier waters of the Atlantic – the halocline layer. As sea ice melts and retreats, researchers have noted the weakening of this halocline layer and the increase in temperature and salinity of the Arctic waters. This is atlantification – the warming of the Arctic.

    The halocline is a border separating two different worlds in the ocean. It is a world unto itself, rich in ocean detritus and creatures that feed upon it.


    I have used the idea of a border between two worlds as a way to represent the world we live in now. Until recently we have lived in a relatively stable climate; now we are experiencing a new instability, accompanied by the knowledge that the imminent future is at a tipping point regarding events of extreme acceleration that will vastly change the planet. In the current era, we sit at a vantage point, able to envision different outcomes. In this work, the idea of sight is represented by the Arctic sea birds. The impact of atlantification affects the growth or decline of sea bird populations. Like canaries in a coal mine, these birds and the changes that can be observed in their diets act as messengers of atlantification.


    The aim of this piece is 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 balancing a central vessel form, the work is creating a sense of peril through delicate balance. A vessel is placed on a structure that suggests the flippers of a whale or perhaps bones, perhaps a landscape. The work only alludes to these visual references, thus the interpretation is open and destabilizing.

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    Lisa Creskey

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $350.00
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    Cormorant with wing porcelain vase

    22 x 23 x 20 cm

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    Tingmiatornis vase by Lisa Creskey
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    Lisa Creskey

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $290.00
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    Ting Arctica tall bent- necked vase in porcelain 

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    Lisa Creskey

    Lisa Creskey

    Regular price $250.00
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    Cormorant tall vase in porcelain 

    33 x 8 x 8 cm

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    Lisa Creskey
    Lisa Creskey

    Lisa Creskey

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    Cormorant tall vase in porcelain 

    33 x 8 x 8 cm

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    PARASITIC JAEGER BY LISA CRESKEY
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