Local Bayside artist Lisa Sewards is an accomplished printmaker whose warehouse studio is in Advantage Road, Highett. Her artworks were recently featured in this year’s exhibition, Bayside Local: journeys and discoveries.
Following her solo exhibition White parachute in 2013, the motif of the parachute became the focal point of her practice. The parachute is now a recurrent motif that is pivotal in her storytelling process. Through traditional printmaking techniques that incorporate etching, aquatint, drypoint and engraving, as well as the more contemporary and eco-friendly method of solarplate etching, Sewards continues to draw from her family history to create works that are rich in both personal and universal symbolism.