Risë Andersen is a native of Port Washington and has exhibiting nationally over the past 40 years. She has won numerous awards including two Wisconsin Arts Board New Work Grants, Lakefront Festival of Arts Award of Excellence, Best of Show at the Wisconsin Painters and Sculpture Exhibit at the Lynden Sculpture Garden and a Residency at ARTPARK, Lewiston, NY. Her work is included in the book, "500 Baskets" and a variety of other publications.
"This work embodies the development of mixed media assemblages reflecting on the collective unconsciousness and interconnection of life. These intimate constructions act as shrines. Their surfaces imitating layers of plaster and stone, a reference to the passing of time. Within this mottled outer surface are alcoves housing delicate arrangements of found twigs, shells, stone, and urban miscellany dancing together to tell their stories."