My name is Lisa Wrench and I am a multi-disciplinary artist, an illustrator and a storyteller and I live in Cornwall in an area known as The Forgotten Corner.
Formerly a commercial illustrator and a graduate of Falmouth University, I spent many years in the wilderness of life before a serious illness and a reassessment of my path prompted a return to storytelling and to Cornwall. Back in Falmouth I reset my life by undertaking an MA in Authorial Illustration where I was encouraged to pursue my own authentic creative voice and to begin living the life which was right for me.
Consequently, life here in Cornwall is intentionally simple and close to nature. I currently spend my days creating work which is meaningful to me and which I hope will inspire others, and when I am not working I can usually be found with my partner who is endeavouring to convert an old fishing trawler named Albacore into a houseboat in pursuit of a sustainable way of life for the future. Allow me if you will, to share my adventures ...
I've been having a bit of fun this week, building a maquette of what will (hopefully!) be the installation which houses my animation projection. It's amazing what you can do with a few packets of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes and some masking tape! Seriously, this thing is made out of empty cereal packets. If only I could make the real thing out of cereal packets, but unfortunately, the real thing is going to be about 10 times bigger than this. And just incase you're trying to work out the scale in these pictures, that's my macbook sitting behind it with my animation on the screen.
Work on the actual installation will begin in the next couple of weeks. Now that I have a place in the exhibition space all measured up and earmarked for my work, it's all beginning to feel a bit too soon for comfort, and still lots to do ... like, for instance, sourcing the materials for this little endeavour! Fortunately, I have technical assistance on hand from boat-dweller and 'Man-Who-Can' Tim Edmonds, who will be on hand with, er ... hammers and stuff. I, of course, will be shouting instructions and waiting patiently with all the exciting things with which to make it look like the inside of a boat, as well as wrestling with the data projector and sound system. And if it all goes wrong, I can always shrink my audience down to size, Alice In Wonderland style.
I am a ...
... Teller of Tales. A Creator of Books. An Artist, Illustrator and A Boatbuilder. A Professional Daydreamer, Occasional Mermaid, and always The Eternal Optimist.