Please stop by to see the art created by Liz Von Hagen...
I have a hard time identifying what it is that I do. I have no
intent, no aim to give a message, or portray an idea. I make art because it’s
what I do.
My process is one of experimentation and layering. It is often a
long, slow, push and pull between my own actions and the will of the materials.
I am always open to their suggestions. I can’t find any real regularity in my
process. It seems to be different for every piece, and changes over time- as I
often work on several pieces at once, one of which might be finished in a week
and another might take a year. It is a thousand tiny step-by-steps that
accumulate into a whole. I use a wide variety of typical and atypical materials,
and a host of weird techniques I’ve developed. My process is one of very little
self-discipline or planning. It is an utterly self-indulgent process. I
follow whatever incites me.
I paint in the abstract, but also frequently utilize imagery or
include subject matter. I try to let subject matter come to me as it comes, if
it comes. Sometimes there is an idea I am thinking about after all, though it is
only realized after months of image obsession, and reflection on what just came
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.