Lisa DeLong


Vision in the Wilderness




Gold leaf, iron red and ink on blue sized paper


Plate: 30 x 20 in.; Sheet: 35 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.


Level 2, Central Atrium Ramp

Dr. Lisa DeLong studied painting and received her MA in Art History at Brigham Young University. She moved to London in 2001 to study with Professor Keith Critchlow and Paul Marchant, two of the world’s foremost geometers. She completed her doctoral studies at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in 2007 and is currently Outreach Programme Manager for the Prince’s School, designing and conducting educational workshops internationally in places like Azerbaijan, Abu Dhabi, Pakistan, Malaysia, China, and Pakistan.

“In my paintings, I investigate the beauty found in the conversation between order and the unexpected, chaos and cosmos. Both the patterns and the raw materials of my paintings are informed by my travels and research with the Prince’s School.”

“Pattern source: an exploration of an 8-fold geometric language commonly found in the zillij designs of Morocco, focusing on the underlying construction lines.”