Barbara Liss

Concrete Sculptor

 

Click above to watch a short video about Barbara and her sculpting process.

 

Dressed For Market by Barbara Liss

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Artist's Statement

Concrete is a very organic medium it’s texture is the characteristic I value most.

The color palette is influenced by stone statues native to the concrete jungle of my childhood.

Sculptures vary from the sole medium of concrete to adding elements of found objects that are often the inspiration of the piece.  My love of feathers has also found their way into many of my pieces, combining the lightest and heaviest of elements.

Subjects are primarily faces of our world and occasionally creatures from another. Concrete sculptures are at home in the inside and outside environment, placed wherever they inspire.

My sculptures speak to me as we become friends in the sculpting process telling me who they are or what they are thinking. When they're done, my brother, Dan Liss writes about what each piece is expressing. I create the visual story while he creates the written one.

Series continue to evolve as a means of conveying messages on a subject.

Chain reaction series celebrates the beautiful varied linkage of chains.

Going to market series celebrates the tradition of transporting products on the head.

Blessings from the Earth series incorporate elements of our natural world, feathers, shells, antlers and seeds.

Sounds of Silence series incorporates elements from the sea.

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Click below to see my Featured Article in Distinctly Montana Magazine!

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Barbara Liss 

Owning a property management real-estate company for 32 years I was able to use my artistic instincts to remodel homes and make additions to them, using my vision of what could be.

 I incorporated the beauty of landscape enhancement where ever I could; as our outside environment is as important as the inside environment. My art of sculpted concrete can be enjoyed in either inside or outside living spaces. Owner, Montana Bliss Artworks.

§  Director,  AAB Studio Tour (Artists Along the Bitterroot) www.artistsalongthebitterroot.com

§  Director, Culture Crawl (Hamilton Tonight, 2nd Friday) www.facebook.com/culturecrawllhamilton

§  Participant, Montana Artrepreneur Program, Montana Arts Council

§  Attended, Stone Carving Workshop, Camano Island, WA

§  Attended, Arts Transform Community, University of Montana

§  Participant, Art in Action Day, Offering Sculpting Workshops

§ Gave an Artist in Residency Program, Hamilton, MT

§ Article - Distinctly Montana Magazine, Spring 2019 Edition - Pages 40-43

§  Attended, Richard James Sculpting workshop, Helena, MT

§  Participant, Art in Action Day, Offering Sculpting Workshops

§  Presentation, Art Associates of Missoula, Missoula, MT

§ Article - Ravalli Republic Newspaper, July 26, 2019 -Pages 1 & 4

Exhibitions and shows

    2017        The Gathering - Helena, Mt

    2017        Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour

    2017        Opportunity Bank - Hamilton, MT

    2017        Cardinal Properties - Hamilton, MT

    2018        The Loft -  Missoula, MT

    2018        Artisans on Second - Hamilton, MT

    2018        Matzke Fine Art and Sculpture Garden -  Camano Island, WA.

    2018        The Artist Shop, Featured Artist – Missoula, MT

2018        TrailWest Bank, Featured Artist - Hamilton

2018        Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour

2018        Montana Professional Artist Association Art Show - Missoula, Mt

2019     Wells Fargo investments Art Show - Missoula, MT.

2019 The Loft - Missoula, Mt ....................................

... 2019       Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour ....................................

Click below to see My
Friends Along The Trail

Ski Patrol by Barbara Liss