Louise Fisher is an MFA candidate in printmaking at Arizona State University. Louise grew up on a farm in her home state of Iowa, where she obtained her BFA degree with honors from the University of Northern Iowa. Since then, she has shown her work nationally and organized in non-profit art collectives. In her work, Louise explores ideas of ephemerality, energetic transformation and life cycles using time-based mediums such as video and photography as well as the layering and repetitive action of printmaking.
My work is grounded in the belief that all things are connected by pathways of time. I am captivated by time’s movement - from its cyclical nature to the layering of history. It is an energetic force that ties us all together. Waves of magnetism, sound and light flow to all corners of the Universe, propelling life into motion. Our bodies take in these frequencies through the senses, regulating them through biological rhythms. In my work, I portray ideas of ephemerality, energetic transformation and life cycles using time-based mediums such as video and photography as well as the layering and repetitive action of printmaking. As an artist, I look to aspects of my own memory, experience and external environment to help restore balance in life’s journey.
Displaced by Light, DASS transfer, 2017
Displaced by Light is street art project that highlights the damaging effects of light pollution on biological rhythms of the ecosystem.
Circadian, pinhole photograph, 2016
Circadian is an 8 hour exposure of the artist's bedroom at night, capturing the artificial light leaking through the window. The pinhole acts as a metaphor for the pineal gland, which assists in the body's ability to sleep.
Messengers (II), woodcut on Unryu paper, 2015, 16" x 16"
The Messengers series is a contemplation on natural fibers as pathways of energy via heat, chemistry and light. The image is made by recording of the shadows cast on the woodblock as it's placed in prairie grass.