Laurie M. is a multidisciplinary artist, mediums including, but not limited to, charcoal, embroidery, oils, pencil, photography etc. The final medium depends on the development of a concept. She creates works of art that are spontaneous productions of her psyche. The work often questions how quality of health translates into (dis)connectedness and perceptions of family relationships, childhood, love, longing, loss, trauma, pure beauty, joy and DUALITY (antipodes), the direct opposite of something, the DUALITY of the individual and of life. Work by work, she introduces the viewer to the DUALITY of her mind.
Inspiration for her work originates from life and the appreciation of art she has been absorbing since she was eight. She silently declared herself a artist after recovering from encephalitis. Her work draws on the DUALITY of raw emotions associated with yearning for truth and beauty within a painful existence. Visual metaphors convey life events that are too difficult to express in any other way. Reminders of complications of the heart, frequently the disconnection of male and female relationships. Highly rendered focal points contrast with unfinished, skewed, horizontal backgrounds or a singular floating object.
A theme she has been conciuosly exploring for years is JOY and recently it has been taking physical form in the world through new works. "My Generosity Joy Snowstorm (IKEA)", her most recent work, employs visual metaphors that clearly convey the healing power of pure joy. Laurie M. dreams of a collective world where all people experience joy. What would that look like? What would that feel like, to experience joy no matter where you were in the world?
Laurie M. is an artist who values, above all, the ability of art to move people emotionally and physically. She creates art that provokes thought and question, that leaves itself open to interpretation, exposes her vulnerabilities, and is ultimately intuitive by nature.