Laura recently completed 50 works for a benefit; one sculpture a day for 50 days! Her work evoked an emotional response from most who saw them and some were mesmerized for some time. I was so fascinated with experiencing this, I was compelled to put up a show for her.
Laura Lee Green was recently a featured artist on Artsy; and was chosen with 63 other artists out of hundreds who applied, to show for a benefit for the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, Ca., where she sold 15 the first night; many sales were to renowned artists who appreciated the "gutsy" and "heartfelt beauty" in each totally unique work. Laura was a teacher of art, pre-school through college, who inspired many students that then made art their life.
Laura's new work is from repurposed materials, highly original and unique, and yet flows along with a continuity that garnishes attention. An observer can feel a persuasive power as well as inherent beauty simultaneously. Her own words:
My artistic process stems from finding 'junk' (sun-dried fruit rinds, spider webs, dryer lint, weathered posters off telephone poles, lathe shavings, etc.) and/or things in nature (dried puffball mushrooms, seed pods, branches and leaves of many trees, etc.) and these are the catalysts that get my creative juices flowing. I don't start with a plan...the things I find definitely direct my work. I allow the excitement of finding the materials to lead me along. I am highly creative and this creativity gets its momentum from the junk, etc. that I find. It is my passion and actually a necessity for me. I'm most interested in whatever I see that inspires me. I've created artwork from strips of highway metal tape used to stripe highways; many broken tools; basically anything...,my artwork depicts many of these materials. I am deeply inspired by natural and man-made materials which have been ravaged by weather, decay, misuse, etc. I make wild discoveries while riding my bike or hiking, and am not adverse to stopping my car to grab something off the road. These materials are representative of my own personal growth as well as honing my skills of turning bleak and broken "media" into fascinating works of art. My creative juices flow into energy that propels these transformations, and I am filled with joy at participating in this rebirth. I am so blessed and grateful for these experiences which can now be shared.
Laura Lee Green