Lisa Kokin

Lisa Kokin makes her work using materials she finds at flea markets, thrift store and recycling centres. She used to work with buttons, photographs and other found objects but now works mainly with books. She shreds, glues and modifies before presenting them. Her sewing skills stem from childhood, she used to spend her spare time sewing together unlikely materials. She began deconstructing books and using the paper and covers as her medium. She uses a blender to shred and pulp the pages. She then morphs it into various shapes, sometimes saving certain words or text. Her most recent work is made up of cloth book spines and covers which she cuts up and disguises and weaves with thread. She turns these into bright wall installations. When you look closely, you can see the words from someone’s unhappiness about their body image, career and finances.


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