Sunday, August 9, 2009

About the Artist

"Glass is my canvas.  Just as every painter carefully chooses a canvas, I select my glass Pieces which incidentally come from all over the world.  My favorite subjects tend to be aquatic, but I also carve other wildlife and flowers too."

Often mistaken for etched glass, the artist stresses that no chemicals are used.  The glass is sculptured through a combination of high pressure sand carving and diamond engraving.

Lise's work was featured in the University of Alaska Museum's "Working Inspirations" exhibit in the fall of 1993, and was selected for the national "Glass Act" show at the Galleriea Mesa in Arizona in the spring of 1997. She was asked to create an ornament for the tree in the Blue Room of the White House in 1997 and it is now part of the national collection.  Her art

 can currently be seen in several galleries throughout Alaska.  

Lise's work was accepted into the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institutes American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery.  She was also the artist responsible for the 20th Anniversary Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race trophies, and  worked on architectural glass art for the Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska.  This center

 includes an auditorium, classrooms, education and research labs, and offices for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and the Kachemak bay Research Reserve.

Lise makes her home in Anchorage with her family.  When not carving glass, she is an avid skier, scuba diver and underwater photographer.

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