Seen in galleries and commercial spaces nationally, Laura’s works are often representational studies scaled down or up for the convenience of showing in diverse spaces. Her multimedia approach, includes large scale sculpture and photographic presentations in monumental linear and grid formats. Laura’s ability to create and cast her own metal works adds a whole new dimension to her work by allowing her to change scale and materials while retaining the identity and aesthetic detail of original works. Catering to corporate and private collectors, Laura fabricates her work in a wide range of materials that include steel, bronze, iron, digital, photographic and light components. A master of experiential nostalgia from a contemporary perspective, she recontextualizes objects, cultural shifts, the feminine experience, pre-industrial agriculture and the west.
Laura works conceptually from social memory with a keen focus on women’s work and correlations to pre-industrial agriculture where she finds connections to tease out memories, disappearing practices, open space, the landscape, the west, connections to previous generations, definitions of womanhood. She frequently contrasts notions of toughness with fragility. She is intrigued by impermanent materials and expanding those to monumental scale. Current digital and cultural shifts present opportunities for Laura to expand mediums and her visual narratives to delve into familiarities, traditions, handiwork, ideas of femininity and historic roles.
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