Year 13 art student, Lisa Peake opened the 2016 IB Art Exhibition at St. Andrews Green Valley with a fabulous range of artwork, enjoyed by those in attendance. Lisa’s concepts of growth, beauty and destruction have been communicated through every piece. The concept originated with her still-life paintings.
Lisa celebrates her local environment with the inclusion of reclaimed materials and vegetation. In her dress installation and tree sculpture was made using wire, papier-mâché, glass, glue and sticks.
After the opening was over I was guided through Lisa’s work by the artist herself.
Lisa Peake with her dress installation.
Q: I just wanted to ask you about a couple of the pieces in the exhibition. Of all the works here, which piece was maybe the hardest to approach or you wish you could change?
A: “I would have to say probably the untitled torn still life piece, it was the first painting I did for this exhibit and I have evolved and improved as an artist in that time. Also I didn’t find it particularly inspiring to create.”
Q: Which is your favorite piece?
A: “It would have to be the dress installation. It was part of a bigger project where I created a short film in which I poured paint over myself while I was wearing the garment. This is also the piece I have selected to submit with my application to the Academy of Design in Eindhoven.”
Her body of work consist of over 15 individual pieces which represents 18 months’ worth of hard work.