Artist Statement

As a contemporary artist, my three dimensional work focuses on metal fabrication, iron and bronze casting with digital photography playing a critical role in both my creative process, installation and mixed media work. Using a narrative approach, my work integrates social and cultural constructs to reveal layers of familiarities. I enjoy documenting disappearing aspects of life while expanding ideas and concepts to include larger topics relating to changing cultural and gender shifts. A portion of my work focuses on women and women’s roles with in those changes. I am currently engaged in deciphering my work conceptually within a post-feminist approach. The west, the landscape and my agricultural roots also serve to provide my work a place within the contemporary western genre. Working from both a historic and contemporary viewpoint my layered approach often combines nostalgia with humor and playfulness. Engaging viewers and connecting the community through my narratives continues to be a driving force behind my work.

My husband supports my creative process with fabrication assistance. Working as team, our projects utilize his skills as a civil engineer for a seamless integration of structure and durability concerns in the concepts behind my work. This team approach allows us the opportunity to pursue public and large scale private work through a cost effective approach to: fabrication, installation, material choices and in house scale conversions as part of the creative process.

 

Biography

Laura received her degree in Sculpture in Colorado and is a member of Pirate Contemporary Art Gallery. She works from her studio in the RINO Art District. Laura has exhibited throughout the United States and Internationally. Her work has been included at the Denver Art Museum and is a part of numerous collections. She has a featured public work on display on the Anschutz Medical Campus and recently completed a unique indoor public work for Lamar Station Crossing. Another work was recently acquired by the Talsi Regional Museum in Latvia.