It was a great suprise to see the finished works on the opening night, many of the colours I’d seen had changed dramatically, bare cardboard now looked like fluorescent candy while the corner canvas had become a dark moody slab of earth, infused with that incredible hue’s of blue and purple. Also the giant piece I’d helped lift off the studio wall a few weeks earlier has become a monolithic totem, sitting upright on the wall, almost too large for it! I spent a bit of time filming the new work both from a far and in close detail, picking out the lines and shapes which almost morph before the camera. Each piece looks unique even though they’ve come from the same space and shows that all the hours Laura spent stressed out in the studio have paid off. The use of cardboard to create these layers could be likened to geographic layers which is an analogy I came back to when I noticed flakes of paint sitting on the shelf like edge of the big painting, broken off and left to drift off on their own. I struck me that the work is changing all the time, morphing and evolving with its environmen, a unique quality which made me appreciate the work even more.
Its always great to get into the nitty gritty with art and Laura has been a real champion. ‘Walking Towards The Mountain’ will be closed and the works will be off to their new homes but ill hopefuly have some good footage that highlights the beauty and struggle thats gone into each piece which ill share as soon as. I guess when your battling with yourself there’s not so much a winner or a loser but at least Laura has something to show for her battles! Check out more of her work here and her VA Unit profile here. Thanks for the hang times Laura!