Piece description from the artist
Three bio-thaumaturgical specimens representing different elemental affiliations among monsters.
Watercolor, gouache, and walnut ink on watercolor paper.
Lisa Grabenstetter was raised by trees … or among trees, depending on how you like to phrase it. As a youngster, she had great hopes of becoming a paleontologist. Eventually, however, she realized that being a paleontologist didn’t mean what she thought it meant, and that if she wanted to be the one drawing the dinosaurs, she’d better become an artist. Her love of dinosaurs and other monstrous and winged things has not departed and continues to show up in her work.
Lisa draws inspiration from artists of the symbolist movement, from art nouveau, and from contemporary fantasy and comic book illustrators. Her work is primarily in ink, graphite and watercolor. Occasionally, she has the good luck of being asked to print something.