2016 Macy's Flower Show

The Macy's Flower Show in San Francisco's flagship store opened to the public on March 18th for two weeks. For the second year, FIDM students created installations featured on the third floor overlooking Union Square. The Macy's Visual Team participated in our Design Installation class by challenging students to create mannequin displays using alternative materials and inspired by American Icons. 

American Icon inspirations from left to right: Julia Morgan, Sacagawea, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Rosa Parks, Babe Ruth, Betsy Ross.

American Icon inspirations from left to right: Julia Morgan, Sacagawea, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Rosa Parks, Babe Ruth, Betsy Ross.

The Macy's Visual Team reviewing student drawings.

The Macy's Visual Team reviewing student drawings.

Visual Communications students working on their installations.

Visual Communications students working on their installations.

2015 Set Design — European Study Tour

During the first two weeks of May I had an amazing opportunity to join students from FIDM's Advanced Study Program in Set Design & Decoration on their European Study Tour. For two weeks we traveled through London, Florence, Venice, and Rome going to various theaters, museums, and historic sites. Seeing some of my favorite cities through the lens of this trip was a truly exceptional experience and it was a fantastic group of women to share the adventure with.

High Tea at Fortnum & Mason.

High Tea at Fortnum & Mason.

The displays in Fortnum & Mason are beautiful sets.

The displays in Fortnum & Mason are beautiful sets.

We rode on the top of the bus as we explored Central London.

We rode on the top of the bus as we explored Central London.

Had an amazing tour of the National Theatre stages and art department.

Had an amazing tour of the National Theatre stages and art department.

Tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Next was Florence where in addition to lots of history and art, we had two days of mask making workshop. Here we were getting inspiration from the Masks of Agostino Dessi's shop. 

Next was Florence where in addition to lots of history and art, we had two days of mask making workshop. Here we were getting inspiration from the Masks of Agostino Dessi's shop. 

Then we went to his daughter Alice's Workshop to learn the process first hand.

Then we went to his daughter Alice's Workshop to learn the process first hand.

The process starts with choosing a plaster cast and lining it with layers of felted paper.

The process starts with choosing a plaster cast and lining it with layers of felted paper.

This is the mask I worked on, a bird-like face.

This is the mask I worked on, a bird-like face.

Once dry, these will be cut and stringed for masks. 

Once dry, these will be cut and stringed for masks. 

Each day we also had a walking tour with art historian, Rocky Ruggiero.

Each day we also had a walking tour with art historian, Rocky Ruggiero.

Our first day with Rocky included the history of Florence and the David. 

Our first day with Rocky included the history of Florence and the David. 

I fell for this interpretation of David, "HERO for Florence — Homage to David: Saracino interprets Michelangelo", 2015. In the courtyard at the Accademia.

I fell for this interpretation of David, "HERO for Florence — Homage to David: Saracino interprets Michelangelo", 2015. In the courtyard at the Accademia.

Everyone loved Florence.

Everyone loved Florence.

The Duomo from the roof of our hotel at sunset.

The Duomo from the roof of our hotel at sunset.

While in Florence we took a day trip to Venice. A highlight from this study tour, seeing one of my favorite cities through their eyes,

While in Florence we took a day trip to Venice. A highlight from this study tour, seeing one of my favorite cities through their eyes,

So much inspiration in this beautiful city.

So much inspiration in this beautiful city.

Final stop, Rome. Collage of the Spanish Steps. 

Final stop, Rome. Collage of the Spanish Steps. 

Learning about the spectacles that would have been witnessed in the Coliseum.

Learning about the spectacles that would have been witnessed in the Coliseum.

Temple built upon temple in the Forum.

Temple built upon temple in the Forum.

More beautiful ruins in the Forum.

More beautiful ruins in the Forum.

From the Hall of Maps in the Vatican Museums.

From the Hall of Maps in the Vatican Museums.

Detail of tapestry from the Vatican Museums.

Detail of tapestry from the Vatican Museums.

All dressed up for dinner and the opera on our last night in Italy. Memories that will last a lifetime.

All dressed up for dinner and the opera on our last night in Italy. Memories that will last a lifetime.

Macy's Flower Show + FIDM

On Friday the Macy's Flower Show in San Francisco's flagship store opened to the public. On the third floor overlooking Union Square is a colorful installation by FIDM SF Visual Communications students. The Macy's Visual Team participated in our Design Installation class by challenging students to create mannequin displays inspired by the works of famous artists throughout time. Check out the Fashionable Art Masterpieces created by FIDM students using recycled and alternative materials. The Flower Show is on view during store hours through April 4th.

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Public PopDot • San Leandro

On February 15th we celebrated the installation of my latest Public PopDot with a toast in the plaza housing Buttons & Zippers. After some time in the sun we drove over to La Piñata in San Leandro to see Lightning and enjoy some yummy lunch.

Fallen Cosmos

So that amazing warehouse is Pier 70 and for two weekends it was transformed into Fallen Cosmos, an interactive art happening that brought to life The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. It was an epic undertaking and a fun project to be a part of.

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Welcome to the update of Lisatized

I've given in. I'm not going to take the time to update my website in Dreamweaver anymore. It's just not as efficient for me as an online web builder. I'm a little afraid of my site looking too much like others built with the same templates, but at the end of the day it's about the work I'm sharing and not the design of the site. This blogging platform will also be a handy way to share updates. 

More coming soon!

More images from a project in this space will be coming in a couple of months.

More images from a project in this space will be coming in a couple of months.