" My artwork is my journal entry: a personal note on the efforts of a life that must inevitably traverse a timeline that is terminal. Death is what reminds me to live - not as an empty and floating being, but as a temporal entity that can touch all of what is around me."
"I assemble and arrange personal collections of relics in "Introversion Boxes" to create sentimental memorials. By composing themes either real or imagined, I perpetually develop the importance of what memory is as it relates to our fleeting existence."
Words and images above from from the artist's MySpace page.
Lisa Mei Ling Fong is one of those artists I discovered a long time ago while on a search for more people who had pursued in their art a definate Cornellian style. I filed her website away in my bookmarks and it was soon swamped by more discoveries and my forgetful memories. I re-discovered her again tonight and am instantly re-inspired in the world of box assemblage. If only my boxes would speak to me again- they went on strike a week before my last exhibition and a large cardboard box of them sits on the coffee table at home, waiting for me to discover the secret password that will open them up to me again. Art can be so touchy sometimes.