Photos by Chris Kendall

MATHEMATICS AS METAPHOR

If you’re looking for direction, use a compass. That’s what Laura did to guide her artistic process. “Sitting on a porch At the end of the day, art is all that remains of a particular time and place. Collectors enable artists to engage with the essential concerns of the time.overlooking Rome at dusk, I was struck by the patterns of the swallows swarming overhead. The next day I bought a compass, inspired to plot their movements on paper. That impulse marked my commitment to using geometry as a primary force in my work.”

Though some see mathematical concepts as fixed and at odds with the artistic process, Laura sees them as a catalyst for constructing what she calls “thought forms.” Through this approach, she strives to provoke a feeling of illumination in those who view her paintings and drawings. “That revelation is at the center of what I strive for.”

Joining with Studio E allows Laura to enhance her role in that process. “At the end of the day, art is all that remains of a particular time and place. Collectors enable artists to devote their lives to engaging with the essential concerns of the time. I am grateful to my collectors, and consider them a vital part of my endeavor. They are the ones who look the longest and the hardest, measuring the depth, longevity, and ability of a piece of art to communicate.”

Selected Work

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  • Untitled

    MEDIA: Oil on canvas
    DIMENSIONS: 20' x 16'

  • Landscape

    MEDIA: Ink on paper framed
    DIMENSIONS: 22" x 72"

  • Calendar

    MEDIA: Mixed
    DIMENSIONS: 30" x 22"

  • Untitled

    MEDIA: Oil on canvas
    DIMENSIONS: 5' x 8'

  • Bloom #2

    MEDIA: Graphite on paper
    DIMENSIONS: 22" x 30"

  • Color Drawing

    MEDIA: Ink and Gouache on Paper
    DIMENSIONS: 22" x 30"

  • Yellow Sky

    MEDIA: Oil on canvas
    DIMENSIONS: 60" x 96"

  • Year of the Cicada

    MEDIA: Mixed media on canvas
    DIMENSIONS: 48" x 72"

  • Poem, 2013

    MEDIA: Mixed media
    DIMENSIONS: 42" x 66"

  • Summer Passing

    MEDIA: Oil and mixed media
    DIMENSIONS: 36" x 48"