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Lisa Della Chiesa
Textile, Art & Artefact Ba Hons

National College of Art and Design

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Fine Art / Textile Innovation/Textile Art / Costume Design - Stage Screen Dance

My location: Dublin, Ireland

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Lisa Della Chiesa

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First Name: Lisa

Last Name: Della Chiesa

University / College: National College of Art and Design

Course / Program: Textile, Art & Artefact Ba Hons

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Fine Art / Textile Innovation/Textile Art / Costume Design - Stage Screen Dance

My Location: Dublin, Ireland

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My name is Lisa Della Chiesa. I am a graduate of The National College of Art and Design, Dublin where I have recently completed my studies with a First Class Honours in Applied Materials following a Textiles Art and Artefact pathway. I am located between Dublin and the West of Ireland. I am a visual artist and maker. I am concept driven, using textile narratives in the realisation of all of my work. I construct my work with zero-waste cutting and source only second-hand or locally produced materials. I am driven by building work for the body and use the body as a site for exploration. I have designed and made wearable sculptures in response to themes such as body dysmorphia, consumption and climate change.

SOLASTALGIA

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Solastalgia is a form of emotional distress caused by environmental change. In ‘Solastalgia’, Lisa presents a performance using wearable sculptures. The Burren landscape provides a context to respond to the harmonious coexistence between man and nature. Deer, symbolic creatures whose antlers represent growth and spirituality are now extinct from the karst limestone of the Burren Highlands. Ironically, antlers grown to protect and defend, failed to ensure the deer’s continuity in this unique landscape. ‘Solastalgia’ depicts the relationship between the hunter and the deer and considers morphing human form and deer, to highlight the impact of man on the environment and indigenous species. It represents the idea of a new entity-creation, an environmentally conscious ‘breed’ formed from used materials. Orange references the deer’s inability to view this colour, while drone imagery from the Burren is printed on the hunter’s uniform. The forms created, blur the lines between species, hybrids and dysmorphia with a focus on consumption and climate change.