THE SPACE BETWEEN: Sculptures by Lin Lisberger
I am predominantly a wood carver and have been for most of my sculpture career. Over time, my sculptures have echoed many images—knots, ladders, boats, sandwiches, or a quick drawing. Each sculpture is a sketch of a moment in time and space and the life of the tree. My interests have been in expressing peace, growth, and the balance between fragility and endurance in humans and nature. Form is always a major concern, along with a sense of time and place.
I am drawn to spaces between, and what it means to be sandwiched in, physically and emotionally. Those spaces are difficult to capture because they have strong inward aspects, but the sense of having two outsides, like a book cover or slices of bread, has led me to make carved books and sandwiches. At the same time I strive to create those spaces between in more abstract sculptures, highlighting figure and ground with an attempt to emphasize the vibration between the two.
Often my work has been reflective of the human form, either as a direct representation or protection for it, or as a look at the interior structures, both physical and mental. Thus “spaces between” can be both perceived and physical spaces.