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Who such Lisa Kokin? Whether

Happened to you, selecting the necessary button instead of lost, to pour out all contents of your house collection on a floor and with surprise to find not a heap of the scattered buttons, but a silhouette of the lady with an umbrella or, at least, only an umbrella from this lady? Whether it happened to you to display at the moments of thoughtful sentimentality buttons on a floor in the form of lodges, the suns and other amusing objects? Or, for example, to write buttons name of darling and to draw them hearts? And if you already created a picture, having a little been fond of buttons after my article, then you, certainly, on the way to success!

And your merits are absolutely big if you sewed from cards at school age a casket - a box for jewelry as a gift to mother for March 8 or a bookmark for books to the grandmother or the grandfather.

So, you already are on a step from glory. Add the courageous and extraordinary imagination to your received skills only a little.

It is quite probable that also American Lisa Kokin was fond of the same. Lisa`s parents were upholsterers, and her children`s memoirs are connected with mountains of foam and vinyl rubber. It sewed since remembers itself the child, many stitches were executed by her children`s hands. Therefore at adult age for it became natural to try buttons during creation of family portraits. Lisa created the portraits from the buttons and knickknacks sewn to cloths. She made the first portraits in memory of the father, then the whole kingdom of family portraits, pictures of the past and the present, images live and lifeless appeared.

And then on it unintentionally found inspiration, - and it began not to display buttons on a floor and prochikhrovny surfaces, and to paste them on volume forms. It turned out unusually and effectively: the sculptures covered with buttons.

Its works always have magnificent quality, and sculptures - not an exception. Each button is connected with next to create dot technology. Close each part of portraits represents an abstract color mixture and forms; but depart back, and the image becomes more legible. This transition from abstraction by the image intrigues me. It - as though I drew buttons, building the palette as I move ahead, adding and cleaning buttons, so far interaction of flowers and forms does not connect in the coherent image - Lisa tells about the creativity.

She wanted to show the works to the world, - and the world estimated them. It surprised art critics with a new view on habitual forms and freshness of perception of the usual buttons which acted at it in absolutely new context.

Its works are exhibited at numerous solo and group exhibitions in the USA and abroad, enter numerous state and private collections.

Here Lisa Kokin surprised with such unusual works me. I wish all pleasant surprises and inexhaustible thirst for creativity!