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Laura and I had a riveting discussion about the art, the emotion, and the expression that are so visible in her one-of-a-kind pieces. Her words describe her technique the best:
"My material is salvaged wood gathered in the aftermath of environmental tragedies, such as Hurricane Sandy, forest fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and from numerous other unnamed storms in Massachusetts. The wood is from damaged and wrecked houses – cedar sidings, screen doors, kitchen cabinets, wood tables- and repurposed into luminous, patchwork constructions. Through these difficult situations, my work is filled with vibrant color and uplifting hopefulness. I never paint the wood, they are as I found them and bear the marks of usage through their nail holes and scratches reminding us that material has memory."
And of course I had questions!
Prepare to be amazed and inspired by Laura's creations. You can view the exhibition we referred to here: New England Quilt Museum
Uppercase magazine, Issue #51 "Arts & Quilts", featuring Laura's art
And here's where you can find more of my work:
YouTube - LIVE & UNSCRIPTED episodes
Website - for more information on classes and quilting services
Facebook - current projects and photos
Instagram - current projects and photos
Pinterest - photo galleries and tutorials
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