Barbara Liss

Concrete Sculptor

 

Dressed For Market by Barbara Liss

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

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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.

Faces can comfort and cheer us and in concrete they will endure.

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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

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

 

Ski Patrol by Barbara Liss

Click below to see My Friends Along The Trail