Each month JetPens likes to highlight a customer who is also an artist that uses JetPens products. This month we are happy to feature Lisa Solomon
Lisa Solomon is a mixed media artist that moonlights as an art professor and freelance graphic designer. She is best known for her work that questions and deconstructs the meaning of identity through the exploration of mediums traditionally associated with domestic crafts. She received her BA from UC Berkeley and her MFA from Mills College. Profoundly interested in the idea of hybridization, she is drawn to found objects and imagery altering them conceptually so that their meanings and original uses or intents are re-purposed. She also embroiders and crochets a lot in her work.
She has shown both nationally and internationally in venues such as the San Jose Museum of Art, the Walter Maciel Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, Nicoletta Rusconi Gallery in Milan, Italy, the Koumi Machi Museum in the Nagano prefecture of Japan, and Garson Baker Gallery in NY. Born in Tuscon, AZ to a Japanese mother and a Caucasian father, she now lives and works in Oakland, California with her husband, daughter, a pit bull, a French bulldog, a 3-legged cat and many, many spools of thread.
You can read more about Lisa at LisaSolomon.com
and follow her on Twitter @lisa_solomon
Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.
I’m a little obsessed with pens and Japanese office products – so if I was given the chance I might use everything on your site. But seriously, I adore writing and sketching with Pilot Hi-Tec-C
pens (I have at least 14 of them). I have a Pentel Aquash Waterbrush
pen – perfect for watercoloring on the go. I just bought the Sun-Star Stickyle Scissors
to have a pair in my purse at all times. I have a Pilot AirBlanc 0.3 mm
pencil and a Zebra Color Flight 0.3 mm
mechanical pencil – I love the small small small pencils for fine details.
My new favorite thing is the Tombow Mono Zero Eraser 2.3 mm
because I always have to erase in these tiny little spots and before that purchase I would cut mechanical pencil erasers into points and use tape to stiffen them up. I’m also going to give the Tombow Petattsu Damage Free Mounting Adhesives
for my upcoming solo show to install a series of small drawings in a group. Palomino Blackwing
pencils are pretty great too. Oh and I know I have gold/white/silver gel and paint pens - that enough for you????
Thanks for sharing with us Lisa!