Supple Geometry: Laurel Sparks

31 May

You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit out of touch for the last few days.. or maybe you haven’t..😉  Hubby and I moved rentals and getting the internet connection to work with our Mac has been a bit of a challenge.  And then there’s the unpacking and getting settled part AND we have very dear friends coming to visit tomorrow!  Needless to say, things are busier than normal in my crazy little life.  So please forgive me if the blog posts are not as chatty as usual!

Today’s artist, Laurel Sparks, uses interlacing lines and shapes to create her mixed media abstracts.  Each piece becomes a web-like beacon, inviting us in to explore the world that she has crafted.

God’s Eye, acrylic, marble dust, paper mache, glitter, pom-poms on canvas, 36×39

Constellation, acrylic, marble dust, paper mache, glitter, pom-poms on canvas, 36×39

Her use of unexpected materials like rhinestones, pom-poms and “googly-eyes”, keep the work feeling fresh and feminine.  Yet her use of graphic pattern and colors produce bold compositions.

Conflagration, acrylic, marble dust, paper mache, glitter, beads, rhinestones on canvas, 36×33

Forum, acrylic, marble dust, paper mache, glitter, beads on canvas, 39×36

To see more of Laurel Sparks’ work, please visit her website.

Featured image is Gris Gris, acrylic, gouache, marble dust, colored pencil, black glitter, googly eyes on canvas, 27×31.  All images are via the artist’s website.

5 Responses to “Supple Geometry: Laurel Sparks”

  1. erin mcintosh June 1, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Her work is wonderful….LOVE! Thank you for sharing.

    • Lesley June 1, 2012 at 8:34 am #

      Glad you enjoyed them, Erin! Lovely to hear from you.😉

  2. life in relation to art June 1, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    Reblogged this on lifeinrelationtoart and commented:
    I love this work…an amazing fusion of materials and inspiration! Check it out:)

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