These two long-time friends were searching for a creative outlet in their otherwise structured daily lives. It all began with a gourd painting class at Meijer Gardens. Further inspired by artists Natasha Alexander and Elspeth McLean, as well as others whose work was found on social media, the project quickly took off. Using dots of acrylic paint created by round or cylindrical tools, Lisa and Kristin create patterns that evoke calm and peace. The dots may form traditional mandalas, abstract patterns, or representational art. The final creation is always a surprise. Painting these Pandemic Peace Stones has fostered a sense of community and discovery, as friends, family, and strangers have received them as gifts, unexpectedly found them outdoors, or decided to explore the art form themselves. The artists hope you find your own special meaning and joy as you experience these painted stones.
- Art form: 3-D
- Depth: 13 1/4 inch
- Medium: stones, acrylic paint, glass, wood
- Width: 26 1/2 inch
- Year created: 2020
- Height: 76 inches
About Lisa Andersson-Zetye/Kristin Bliss
Lisa and Kristin. Friends and creative muses for each other.