Author: Tahlia Aghily                                                                                              

The distinctive figurative sculpture of Lisa Clague hovers somewhere between fantasy and reality. It’s playful, mysterious, and eye-catching, having captured the attention of collectors from around the world. Clague frequently cites the dreamscape as a breeding ground for inspiration to her strange, often disquieting work. With its link to the unconscious, dream-based art has proved the perfect vehicle for artists like Clague; artists looking to surface that which lies submerged desire, fear, ambitionand to bring to light the truth that the waking mind keeps hid. This 200-page monograph details the life and career of the accomplished surrealist sculptor.  “My work evokes a place between the subconscious and the intangible,” Clague notes. “My masked figures are hybrid creatures, mistresses of ambiguity and disguise, of seduction and deception. These images, like dreams, are familiar but elusive.”