Lisa Maria Rickman is a lifelong photographer and painter whose work is a combination of storytelling and portraiture. Her creations build upon a plurality of disciplines from her multifaceted background in journalism and research writing.

Her current project, conceived in the residency program at The Yards Collective, draws on Jungian psychology as well as Taino and Germanic mythology. The work depicts a personal creation myth utilizing a process of layering multiple washes over a large raw canvas. Her painting technique and strong research foundation create a haunting magical realism which has inspired an ongoing series delving into her dual heritage.


‘Sowolu’ is a Germanic rune symbolizing the Sun, the ultimate life force. This rune stands for wholeness and a sense of well being that is founded in the Suns’ energy, oneness and the cyclical aspect of life and the universe.



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