WordWrap 2017: Historical Reflections on the Law of the Land
Digital prints on vinyl
"This series of digital prints explores the legal and legislative response to the Treaty of Cession. I was inspired reading the history of the struggle for Alaska Native land rights and wanted to create montages that both highlighted some of the key cases and honored those who persisted through the courts in the face of many challenges. Placing them on the trees offered a unique opportunity to literally connect words to the land and create a corridor for reflecting on history and the legal process.
- Lisa Link
Website features include annotations of the image text, cited sources, and photos of the graphic designs installed on the trails at Sitka National Historical Park.
Lisa Link’s photo-based digital art focuses on political and social issues, with an emphasis on integrating historic research. After earning her MFA in photography, for several years Lisa taught at a non-profit community development corporation, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, in Pittsburgh, PA, where she collaborated on public art projects that included billboards, community gardens, and transit bus posters.
Her solo exhibit on women’s healthcare, “Warnings,” toured nationally for over ten years. Lisa is a 2015/2016 New England Foundation for the Arts Creative City grantee. She led the project, “In Transit: Voices & Vision,” collaborating with two other artists and Boston public high school students. Over the course of a year, they produced and then transformed a series of intergenerational interviews on the theme of “journey” into prints exhibited inside the Boston subway system.
A full-time web designer, parent of Boston public school graduates, and licensed Zumba instructor, Lisa is passionate about art and design that engages people to be active producers and critics of media, rather than passive consumers.
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Last updated: October 4, 2017