LISA CRESKEY'S SOLO EXHIBITION

The Gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Friday 11-6, Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 12-5.

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.

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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

Regular price $7,000.00
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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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Lisa Creskey

Lisa Creskey

Regular price $290.00
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Tingmiatornis 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
Lisa Creskey

Lisa Creskey

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 Lilly flower (large)

7 x 14 x 14 cm

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