Piece description from the artist
Lost is made from pages of discarded books cut into the Linear A script, the first written language in Europe. Linear A was the writing system of the Minoan civilization (2000 BC – 14000 BC) on Crete. The script’s meaning has been lost, it remains undeciphered.
Lisa Eisenbrey came to visual art from a background in fiction writing. The medium has changed, but storytelling remains the guiding force behind her work. Her work provides a framework for ambiguous narratives that leave room for the viewer to fill in the stories.
With her cut and paste collage, she liberates characters and settings from vintage material and gives them new life in re-contextualized scenes. In her photography, she captures moments that provoke questions.