Lesa Chittenden Lim, Threesome - State I

Lesa Chittenden Lim: Threesome - State I (2011) Three-plate etching
Title
Threesome - State I
Date
2011
Medium
Three-plate etching
Credit Line
Museum purchase, funds provided by The Perkins Center for the Arts Purchase Prize, 2012
Dimensions
8" x 10"

Rather than recording an exact external reality, I express the inner sensations caused by my visual perceptions: calmness, serenity, movement, awe, desolation to name a few. The more I look, the more I believe that our surroundings are an allegory of life. I paint ‘portraits' of trees, with their families, lovers, and friends.

-Lesa Chittendem Lim

Lim often works on-site, seeking locations that provoke strong feelings. She created Threesome -State I using an etching process in which she made impressions on three different metal plates that were inked and printed together as one image. Each plate is printed with a different color, causing a layering and blending of the cool, muted blues and grays of the foreground and the deeper blues and greens of the background.

Lim studied engineering and business at the University of Michigan. She later went on to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she was a student of Elizabeth Osborne. Currently, she teaches at PAFA as well as in Northern Michigan.

 

 

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