Lisa Alonzo

Applying paint to clear acrylic panel through a pastry piping bag, Alonzo adds new layers of meaning with her symbolic application of material and rendering of image. Paint as frosting, paint as pixels; a beautiful cake: sweet, bright, and non-confrontational on the exterior, Alonzo uses this as means to soften the delivery of the important questions just below the surface. As the viewer peers through the entwined overgrown jungle vines, we glimpse behind this top layer another, filled with caustic chimney smoke from a belching factory furnace.