1. Learning to Fly, Number One – handmade abaca paper, acrylic paint, ribbon, plastic beads, copper wire, aluminum wire; 36 x 24 x 24 in.
2. Learning to Fly, Number Three – handmade abaca paper, copper wire, aluminum wire, light bulbs; 26 x 24 x 24 in.
The unattainable, the elusive, the indefinable: my art explores all these concepts. Using my primary medium, handmade paper, and a wide assortment of other media, I make sculptures constructed on forms and on armatures. With these sculptures I examine ideas of impermanence, the role of chance, the interplay of joy and sorrow and the futility of control. For me, paper is the ideal medium to explore these concepts. It is light, responds to movement and appears fragile. As a paper sculptor, I know that it is also pliable, absorbs color beautifully, and is very strong.
© Laurie LeBreton