“What is Abstract Art TODAY?” ’20/21 Juried Artist Laura Parker

Artist Statement

“Wherever I go, I look for images and objects that may hold composition potential. There are so many shapes, shadows, and lines to be captured on any given day. I actively look for these images wherever I may be. Concrete walls, power lines, scrap metal materials, construction sites, and abandoned buildings offer magical composition ideas. Nature offers the same. I look among trees, rocks, clouds, and bodies of water for form and composition.

I typically photograph or sometimes sketch these images. I ‘feel’ the compositions for rhythm and harmony, just as I would when writing a music composition. I set out to transfer these images to canvas, paper, wood, and glass with paint, collage, and mixed media materials. As an abstract painter, I move quickly and directly, ‘listening’ to the rhythm of the image. For me, it is about listening to the spiritual unconscious from deep within, when I am creating. That is where I feel the true creativity. The final outcome of the piece remains secondary to the journey of the creative process. It is in the process that I find myself and in turn, find the finished piece.

View work by Laura Parker among the jury selected artists in “What is Abstract Art TODAY?” ’20/21 Juried Artists Virtual Exhibit Space 1 (VES1) below

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