Michigan artist Liz Barick Fall uses photography, found objects, encaustic wax, and other materials to create layered and nuanced works of art that speak to social and environmental themes.
Barick Fall's attention to craft and careful, creative methodology are evident in her subtle manipulations of form, but the power of her work lies in its content. Through her sensitively crafted objects, Liz Barick Fall provokes, connects, and communicates with the viewer. While exploring societal questions, her work remains intuitive and personal, reflecting her life as a maker, a woman, a Midwesterner, and a mother.
About the Artist
Liz Barick Fall is a lifelong Michigan resident and has lived and worked in Ann Arbor for the past 30 years. She holds a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In addition to practicing and exhibiting her work, she is the founder and director of trustArt studios and Barickuda Gallery. (trustArtstudios.com). She works in large and small scale, incorporating various combinations of found and collected objects, her own photographs, and encaustic painting techniques. Her creative process is greatly influenced by taking a closer look at her environment and the objects within it. The Midwest landscape and lifestyle strongly resonate in her imagery and materials. The content and imagery in Barick Fall's work is often drawn from themes of nature, nostalgia, memory, growth/decay, tension/harmony, and the female experience.