Laura's artwork is often born in those moments she spends in an undetermined yet familiar place somewhere between dreams and the reality of wakefulness. She was diagnosed with the neurological sleep/wake disorder narcolepsy in 1995 just before the age of 26, but long after it had begun to effect her life. Understanding and curing this disorder will inevitably advance our understanding of the processes of normal sleep and wakefulness. (See the book The Promise of Sleep by William C. Dement, M.D., Ph.D. of Stanford University, published 1999.)
In 1999, she founded N[ART], a community effort to educate the world about narcolepsy and the importance of sleep through continually evolving creative works and projects (www.facebook.com/narcolepsyart + www.narcolepsyart.org).
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