Grace Kisa: Sculptured Life

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Multi-media artist Grace Kisa, a native of Nairobi, Kenya, graduated from York University in Toronto, Canada with a major in Art and a minor in Psychology. She also holds an Associate Degree in Art from the Art Institute of Atlanta.

In Kisa’s work, art embodies the serenity, struggle, and beauty of life, and the art world has taken note of her creative authenticity.

Why should people have sculpture in their home?                                                              

Sculpture adds another layer to how they experience art; a third dimension if you will.

You have used found objects, to explore what?                                                              

The found object allows me an improvisational quality that I use as a guide to reinterpret the figure.

You have used found objects, to explore what?                                                              

The found object allows me an improvisational quality that I use as a guide to reinterpret the figure.

 Who are the people you have made?                                                                              

As of yet, they have no name. They are astral in origin with a modern primal feel.

Where would you find the people?                                                                                    

Within and beyond time and space.

Why are hands such a big part of what you do?                                                             

Usually hands are the vehicle by which our emotions are conveyed, such as protection, defense, supplication, and love.


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