Lisa Goesling


Oregano; Scratchboard, ink; 16×20 inches


Inside of an Iris; Scratchboard, inks; 12×12 inches


I am able to capture natures intricacies by drawing with an X-acto knife on boards covered in clay and India Ink. I don’t sketch first nor do I erase. Magnifying glass in hand, I just study my subject and jump right in.

Our environments are composed of countless intricate designs and patterns. I revel in the ordinary overlapping shapes of kale and the exquisite complexities of an orchid. The crazier the detail, the more likely I am to be drawn to it. These boards lend themselves to stark contrast and at times they are best left black and white. Other times the flower demands that I add colored inks at the end of the process.