Sunday, 11 November 2018

11/11 Manual 11

The RISD Museum's biannual magazine Manual has been published and Issue 11 revolves around the subject of Repair.

Manual 11 - Repair
I am pleased to have participated in Double Take whereby two specialists from different fields offer their thoughts and views on the same object from the RISD Museum's collection. On this occasion, Lilian Wong, who is the Chair of Interior Architecture and the Co-founder of INT/AR Journal, and myself wrote about a pair of cotton knit stockings from the early 1900's.
From my perspective, the three raspberry-pink stripes provided an enticing opener to ponder about Kate Kittredge and her carefully darned stockings.

American or English Stockings, early 1900's. Length 54cm. Cotton knit

Saturday, 11 August 2018

New Moon Solar Eclipse

The Transformational Soviet Poncho is complete. Ready for the New Moon Solar Eclipse........

"Transformational Soviet Poncho" by Lisa Z. Morgan, 2018. 40 ins x 80 ins. Linen, cotton, 
calico, embroidery, zinc planted grommets

Friday, 27 July 2018

Full Blood Moon Eclipse Poncho

The beginning of a Transformational Soviet Poncho made out of various tests and samples from previous works. The finished piece will stitch together these sketched endeavours and will culminate in a garment that can be worn and, depending upon need, can transform into a shelter.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

May Day 'Shimmy' for Mel

May Day i.e 1st May, was always Mel's a.k.a Strumpet's, favorite day of the year. Many pairs of STRUMPET & PINK knickers were created over the years and were dedicated to this day of springtime buoyancy and ritual. And so in memory of Mel - a shimmy in "Lady Hume's Blush" from the STRUMPET & PINK archives.

"Shimmy" by STRUMPET & PINK

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The Word is Art

Very happy to have 'Be the Pink Panther and Your Loves will be like the Wasp and the Orchid, the Cat and the Baboon' included in the book The Word is Art by Michael Petry, which is to be published by Thames & Hudson in October 2018. Petry questions and examines the value that words can hold across rich and diverse contemporary art forms and questions how, as a form of art, text is different from poetry. Other artists featured include Bruce Nauman, Tracey Emin, Christian Boltanski, Takashi Murakami, Nathan Coley, to name but a few.

"Be The Pink Panther and Your Loves will be like The Wasp and The Orchid, The Cat and The Baboon" (detail) by Lisa Z. Morgan 2016. Embroidered text, linen. 36ins x 96ins

Saturday, 24 March 2018

RISD Faculty Exhibition & Forum

The RISD Faculty Exhibition & Forum at the RISD Museum closes tomorrow March 25th. This is the last weekend to see the show which features works from faculty members currently teaching in RISD's academic programs.

"Lipstick Vest" and "Lipstick Belt" are also on view.

Monday, 1 January 2018

New Year Full Moon 2018

Let LOVE be the ammunition for us all in 2018!

'Lipstick Belt' by Lisa Z. Morgan. Ammunition belt and 25 lipstick cartridges. 3ins x 7ins x 7ins. 2002-2016


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Lisa Z. Morgan is an artist, designer and writer. The subject and object of desire has been a palpable constant within her artistic expression both as a motivation and in its embodiment or articulation. Through her creativity and research Morgan examines how the value of provenance, of rarity and storytelling, puts into question or provokes our understanding and relationship towards desire and the desire impulse. Her focus has been how we may access, stimulate and touch the internal points of registration or the emotional dynamics of bodily perception. In essence she attempts to define and make manifest the feeling of feeling. Her work inhabits a space where art, semiotics, design and fashion intersect. Morgan is the Co-Founder of STRUMPET & PINK and the Co-Founder of The Lavender Hinge. She is the author and creative editor of Design Behind Desire and also a contributor to SHOWstudio and The Laboratory Arts Collective.