Embracing the sacred universality of the circle, Eastern spirituality, and the ability of a simple plant to symbolize life force, Crisp’s mixed-media and encaustic works incorporate delicate, meticulous patterning paired with botanical elements such as flower petals, stems, and seed pods.
Where she previously integrated bones and skeletons into her work, this new series is notable for their absence, rendering it more life affirming. Looser symmetry and more random patterning have also evolved, conveying a joyous sense of musicality, spaciousness, and breath. In the artist’s words, the work is about “inspiring the sacred, the contemplation of the sacred in the mundane, and the exalted in the universal.”
Crisp has mounted solo exhibitions throughout New England and New York. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, and received several awards and reviews. Crisp studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design and is represented exclusively by Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York City.
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