ARTIST FEATURE | LAURA STENNETT

Stumbling across new art is endlessly thrilling, it was always my favorite part of consulting and the feeling never. gets. old. I was recently introduced to the fluid and familiar-yet-foreign landscapes and abstracts by artist Laura Stennett. She mixes acrylic, watercolor, ink, pen, and various other media to create her abstract representations of landscapes in Texas and the Western US, and her memories and experiences within them. I love how the undulating lines and layers almost feel like the bands of quartz within an agate or a cutaway drawing of the Earth's crust. Simultaneously earthy and ethereal. 

Feeling inspired by her mix of mediums, quiet yet confident mark making, and the vibrant palette. Looking forward to following her work!

STUDIO SCENES | BLACK + GOLD + GRAPHIC GOODNESS

The most recent commission in the studio brought the opportunity to do something a little different from the abstract encaustic pieces and landscapes I've been working with lately. A rich, velvety, painted black background with metallic gold abstract design overlay was just the break I needed from the painterly world I've been in. Repetitive, graphic, abstract forms are my jam-this piece has a lot of the elements you'd find again and again in my notebooks of doodles. A few images of the process below:


Something a little cosmic glam about this piece, which felt kinda perfect for the week we said goodbye to Bowie. My daughter's preschool had a Bowie Dance Party on Friday to celebrate his life. How beautiful is that? 

Excerpt from the Bowie book created for the preschoolers, image from the Turning Sun School Instagram   

Excerpt from the Bowie book created for the preschoolers, image from the Turning Sun School Instagram

 

This piece made me really happy and seemed to appeal to a lot of folks I shared it with so I am inspired to make more soon. Lots of shiny, happy things coming out of the studio in 2016!