My work investigates symbolic forms and shapes. Icons and totems with personal significance are symbolized in this private world. I love making images with plant, animal, kimono and deconstructed kite forms and have found that monoprint and mixed media collage are the most authentic and subjective tools to express my voice. For me Art is about persistence, a life study and discipline. It is part of my life. 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.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kim Laurel: Fine Art • Graphic Design • Illustration
Personal work includes: painting, printmaking, collage and mixed media works. Studied: Oberlin College; Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland State University; Illinois State University. Exhibited in the United States, Canada and England since 1977. Laurel teaches mixed media printmaking and collage in both private and public classes. Her work is included in the recent exhibitions and publications: “Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project” at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and “City Creatures” at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the publication “City Creatures” by the Center for Humans and Nature, University of Chicago Press. Member of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Curatorial Projects, Public and Corporate Collections upon request.
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