Art, for Laura, is a process of enquiry. Like a scientist, she prefers to research, experiment and interrogate her subject in order to further question and develop her creative practice. Laura is particularly drawn to ideas offering theoretical and research potential. Like Louise Bourgeois, who used her art to delve deeper into her own psyche, Laura seeks to use art to answer the bigger, philosophical questions in life.
Laura’s current creative practice stems from her fashion design studies where her potential was constrained within the inherent limitations of producing garments for the fashion industry. Laura’s research and experimentation to date has primarily been within the medium of textiles. She is particularly intrigued by form and her work usually relates to the human body. This is partly due to the influence of her fashion design studies with its focus upon clothing to be worn. Laura’s interest in form also relates to the central themes of her work which are people and their stories. Her main source of inspiration is learning about people’s lives and journeys, particularly those who have instigated social changes or participated in the formation of subcultures. Laura is a strong advocator for emotion in art and my practice investigates emotional connections between people and within humanity; she aims to create very personal work nurture strong emotional connections.
For the next year, Laura will be travelling throughout a number of countries in Asia. She hopes to work with artists in the countries she visits, learn about their cultures and let this influence her practise. Laura is available for residencies and artist assistant jobs while travelling, please see below for the countries she will be available for artistic work.
September 2015: Beijing, China
Mid January-March 2016: India
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