Lola is a contemporary artist living and working in the Bay Area. She is best known for her colorful, resin abstractions. Recently, Lola began to experiment with a love of collecting in her artwork. By utilizing her life long habit of gathering found objects, she began arranging multiple panels in to three dimensional compositions. In 2018, Lola traveled to Bali and discovered a passion for exotic woods. The combination of assemblage and a new found appetite for exotic wood eventually led to the series of works presented in "Against The Grain".
This body of work explores the organic and the artificial. Together they create an interesting juxtaposition. The colorful resin under layer fused with the bold wood grains elicits a grace and strength in character. There is an emotional vastness to the work. Although the materials contradict, the viewer is left with an unexpected feeling of harmony and balance.