Lisa Jean Allswede
Artist StatementReflecting on the challenges of equality and stereotypes, the curious images I create examine society’s idea of beauty, social issues, and cultural diversity. Unfortunately, we live in a world where one’s differences are somehow a flaw, instead of qualities to celebrate.
In my work, I embrace the untold beauties found in imperfections. Using my Huskystar 219 sewing machine, I fluctuate between stitches, tension, and width to create loops and snarls on top of a paper surface. These tangled-up threads become whimsical lines that add depth to each image. Flaws become a thing of beauty, not a rejection.