Stone-Age Contemporary Art by Laura Z
|Me and my favorite work of art:|
my son Judah
It features photos of my original work, and insights / random thoughts related to art and creativity. I'm a lifelong artist with an unusual medium that also incorporates my fascination with minerals and gemstones.
|Preparing lapis lazuli in a |
granite mortar and pestle.
the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains,
an area that is known worldwide for its abundance of minerals and gemstones.
I don't think I could have developed this modern twist on a prehistoric artform anywhere else on Earth.
I also use stones from around the world, such as lapis lazuli from Afghanistan (see right), or malachite (bright green), which is primarily found throughout the African continent.
|This is my Mobile Magnetic Studio: each container is arranged by color using magnets, on a repurposed wire display rack.|
I'm a kind of Accidental Alchemist. My focus is on risk-taking and experimentation, including the invention of various kooky tools and equipment. I am constantly expanding my techniques.
This approach to making art has enriched my artistic perspective in so many ways, and it is this creative mindset that I wish to share through this blog.
I especially want to encourage anyone who feels the creative urge but feels unqualified to make art. I strongly feel that art is for everyone, and I have a passion to share this love in a way that is down to earth (literally!) and accessible to everyone, from the awkward novice to seasoned art professionals.