Laura’s sculptures begin as familiar whole pieces: found stones of varying shapes, weights, textures, and colors. Using ancient knotting and textile techniques, Laura creates intricately webbed containers for each stone, exploring different patterns, rhythms, loops, and cycles to conform to the existing framework of the foraged object. In direct opposition to the happenstance of picking up a stone along the beach, Laura considers each piece a building site where she can perform her own painstaking practice of patience and discipline. The product and beauty of her finished work is at once intuitive, historical, natural, and obsessive.
Laura currently lives in Bellingham, Washington, and holds an MFA from San Francisco State University and a BA from Colorado College. Her work has been exhibited at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Headlands Center for the Arts, Øgaard, and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.