Liza Corbett's work contemplates The Summer-Land, the spirit world that lays unseen alongside our own. She creates visual narratives populated with otherworldly women and animals, under heavy suns in hazy, wan skies. Her subject matter is tinged with the menace of pre-modern life and suffused with an air of melancholy. Influenced by nineteenth-century spiritualism, by Dark Romanticism, and by myths, fables and old tales, Liza aims to create images that, like tarot or other methods of divination, suggest a strange and impenetrable significance underlying our worldly existence.
"No, the spirit-world is not remote. We move every moment in its presence... The vast includes the little. The Summer-Land is the comprehensive sphere." - Andrew Jackson Davis, 1865
Liza has a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University and studied painting and photography at SACI in Florence, Italy.