Lisa Elias – Metal Artist

Two adjectives used to describe Lisa Elias’s artwork are “functional” and “simple.” When Lisa notes that her collection of blacksmith tools are sparse but enough, she declares, “simple is sometimes better.” Do you agree with her? Write about the role that simplicity plays in your own life. What role does collaboration play in her work?

Some of Lisa Elias’ work is public art. If possible, take a tour to see firsthand some of her work including the water fountain at 9th Street and 2nd Avenue, 400 feet of fencing for the pedestrian bridge on the Loring Bikeway Project along Interstate 94, and the patio gates and grillwork for Crema Café at 3403 Lyndale Avenue South. Searching online for photos is another option.

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