Lisa Silver Goesling

Scratchboard Renderings

Lisa Goesling microscopically examines nature and abstracts for their aesthetic value. She creates hyper-detailed renderings of her observations on a nontraditional support, black scratchboards, which are composed of Kaolin Clay covered with India ink. Exquisitely meticulous visions unfold through her painstaking technique. Using an X-ACTO knife, etching into the black surface, her images burst forth from the white clay. In some instances, colored inks are added to give luster and depth to her ecological visions, while at other times, she adapts nature’s lines into abstract images that pay homage to their botanic core.