Mallory Battista and Lisa Soranaka both work in a variety of mediums. Mallory mostly paints and blacksmiths and Lisa creates beautiful ceramic sculptures and mosaics. They share a passion for public art and that led to their idea to collaborate on a large concrete and mosaic sculpture during their residency. The design is uplifting and colorful and has been embraced by the neighborhoods that border its intended installation site.
When asked what excited them about this residency, they responded, “We are looking forward to our community workshops, where the public can come make unique tiles with us at The Hive that we’ll include in the mosaic sculpture.”
Mallory and Lisa are at the Hive October through March 2023.