I mark each day with a painting. After 4000 (including Christmas) and 10 years I have no intention on stopping. Painting, for me is a physical act of being able to leave proof that I was there. Having cancer as a young adult (diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 29), I discovered living is not just surviving. I wanted a way to embrace each day. no matter how typical, so without excuse or hesitation, I begin each day by painting. The small, intimate paintings of ordinary, everyday subjects reflect an optimism that outlasts the fleeting light and fragile objects. I incorporate strong and exaggerated light sources, allowing the light to fill the empty spaces where something else could be. The paintings create a structural framework of self-preservation. Each of these daily exercises is a vital component of the projects ongoing, infinite progression.
Boulevard Fine Art gallery in Clarendon Hills, IL feature Lisa Daria's artwork.