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Art Show by Lisa Burroughs

September 27 @ 8:30 am - December 29 @ 5:00 pm

Join us to experience Artist Lisa Burrough’s “Earths Voices” exhibit!

Burrough’s work will be on display at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy September 27 through December 2017. The Land Conservancy’s Conservation Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM. – 5:00 PM. Please note we are closed on Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

A reception with Burrough’s work will take place on October 5 at 5:30 PM. 50% of sales of Lisa’s work will go to Western Reserve Land Conservancy. See registration below.

From the Artist

My A to Z photographic series entitled, Earth’s Voices, evokes a time when the spoken word was full of power and we were also full of power, and words were indistinct from the energies of the thing named; when we were not separate from our wild nature or limited by it.

Authenticity and trust are at the center of making this work. I respond to what whatever is speaking to me and opening to the truth of what is in front of me.

I see that symbols are derived from Earth, from the land. Two scholars of anthropology   and archaeology discussed my work likening it to symbols early man created observing profound weather phenomenon, when man experienced the land and her message as Sacred.

 How EARTH’S VOICES was made

The objects comprising the letters I designed were found on the shores of Lake Erie over the course of 6 years. Most of the letters were built in a four-foot by four-foot sandbox in my backyard. In their construction sand was a basic element that I applied like paint. Other major elements were stone, branches, root, and bone. Because of the enigmatic visual planes, my images may seem a departure from traditional still life photography with pin point sharpness and more akin to the aesthetic of lithographic prints.

The sculptures were lit by sun in the fall, the light coming through the leaves and branches of the trees blowing in the wind. The rain also had a say in composition when the sandbox was left open to the elements. In making this work there were quiet and profound moments, glimpses of near perfection, some recorded and some not.

My film is available on my website. Please go to:



September 27 @ 8:30 am
December 29 @ 5:00 pm


Catlin Layton


Western Reserve Land Conservancy Conservation Center
3850 Chagrin River Road
Moreland Hills, OH 44022 United States
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