Lissy’s creative process begins with total immersion: observing an animal’s behavior and then creating a great number of paper sketches and clay prototypes.
Slowly a mini-model emerges and is endlessly polished to achieve the rounded simplicity and sensually pleasing surface that defines her style.
Finally, a model is chosen that will be enlarged and put into production.
From mini to 1:1 model
In the beginning, Lissy created polystyrene 1:1 models at her workshop on the island of
Møn. Later, the large models were created together with carefully-chosen stonecutters or
Lissy works closely with these partners and is careful to ensure an exact replica of the
shape and surface quality of her mini-models. None of the large models is brought to
production without her personal approval.
Stuccowork and Fiberglass
The approved 1:1 model is then sent to a stuccoworker, where a rubber form is molded
around the model. Next stop is a fiberglass workshop, where the model and rubber form
are used to create a fiberglass mold.
The mold is fitted with an iron frame and lined with the rubber form. It is now ready for
use in the production of the final concrete/granite model.
The heavy (300-500 kg) figures are shipped and set down by skilled shipping companies.
Architects help with the final placement of the sculpture.
A crane places a dachshund at Gråsten Castle according to instructions from Her Majesty
the Queen (1 and 2). Outdoor furniture modules are placed at Sølvtorvet in Copenhagen
(3 and 4).