Artist Lori Field creates dreamlike worlds filled with ornate and fanciful characters. Please visit her website to see more of her art.
My encaustic paintings and drawings portray hallucinatory visions derived from my flirtation with symbolic realms, personal fairy tales, and the human world.
The chimerical creatures that populate my mixed media work are at once familiar and mysterious. They are a realization of modern day myths that draw on primitive lore.
My fanciful visual and cultural vocabulary is embellished with elements such as thread, lace, and insect wings—a mélange that hopefully inspires and seduces viewers to look more closely.
“Lori Field crafts exquisite and wondrous worlds, dreamy yet unsettling, floating somewhere between Alice’s looking glass and the Brothers Grimm’s darkest forest. Here, part-creature, part-humans, nearly all tattooed, coexist among flowers, baubles, butterflies, and lace. Whether they are masked, or true hybrids with twin kitty heads or antlers springing from their hair, they are nearly all female, their attendant mystiques running the gamut from sugar-and-spice to the huntress Diana and the temptress Eve. While well grounded in the history of art – Bosch, Raphael, and Redon come immediately to mind – Field’s paintings are refreshingly defiant of tradition, in a world of their own.”
Barry Blinderman, Director of University Galleries of Illinois State University
Primarily self-taught, I’m a former textile designer and illustrator who returned to making fine art when a series of life-altering events caused me to rethink the direction I wanted to take with my creative energies. Since then, I have been included in many group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally.
My goal is to expand upon my existing work in drawing and painting by creating work in various new mediums including artist books, textiles, wearable sculpture and drawings, ceramics, rugs, tapestry, wall murals and animation.
I’m working on a suite of lithographs featuring my mythological interpretations of the tiger. My son, a painter and filmmaker, and I are collaborating on an animated film of the figures in my silverpoint drawings and encaustic painting.
I am also working on an installation of my wall sculpture to be exhibited in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Stranger Factory Gallery. I’ll be having a solo exhibition with my newest painting, drawing and sculpture and my animated film in June 2017 at Janine Bean Gallery, Berlin, Germany.