Bingo: Isolated Joy
gelatin print, monoprint and hand work on paper
15 x 15 in.
My work investigates symbolic forms and shapes—icons and totems with sociological significance. Primal experiences, nature and personal identity for example, so basic to our understanding of existence, are symbolized in this private world. Abstracted and deconstructed cultural icons explore the associations of figurative images and objects. I love making images with animal, plant, kimono and kite icons. Printmaking and collage are an extension of my drawing and painting.
I have found that mixed media and collage are the most authentic and subjective tool to express my voice. Art is about persistence, a life study and discipline. If you pursue it a lot or a little at any one time makes no difference…just return to it again and again. Let the presence of touch back into your life and embrace the new with reference to all that you have learned.
© Kim Laurel