Born in Barrie, Ontario, Lisa Brunetta has recently returned to her home town after 22 years in Canada's National Capital region. She has exhibited sculpture, jewellery and stained glass in Ontario and Quebec; earned awards from the public and from her peers; and her work has been published and promoted in several newspapers, in a national sculpture magazine and in catalogues. Her work can be found in a number of shops in Barrie. Lisa offers jewellery-making and wirework workshops regularly.
Lisa sculpts in wire, upcycling and incorporating recycled materials whenever possible. These recycled materials are transformed in her hands, becoming recognizable in the art only after close inspection. Her approach bridges the divide between art and craft and blurs the distinction between the two. To create her sculptures, Lisa stitches, weaves and twists wire, using techniques from sewing, weaving, knitting and basket making.
Lisa’s work provides commentary on community, society and the magic and strength of one-from-many. A recurring theme is the combination of numerous smaller components to make a larger, more powerful entity.
Members of the animal world (and more particularly avian species) are favourite subjects, although the human figure also captures the artist's attention. Anthropomorphism is frequently present in Lisa’s work.
Lisa redefines the concept of trash, assigns value to the discarded and significance to the insignificant. She hopes her art and philosophies inspire others to pursue their own dreams and aspirations.