Constructed Dreams: Laura Redburn

27 Aug

I’ve been having some pretty weird and vivid dreams lately.  One night’s sleep involved a marriage proposal from The Office’s Michael Scott ( admittedly, I do have a bit of a Steve Carell crush ) AND an actual wedding to George Michael circa his Wham! days ( and yes, 80s girl that I am, I had a huge crush on GM back in the day ).  So it isn’t any surprise that as soon as Welsh artist Laura Redburn emailed her work to me, I was instantly drawn to it.

Gannex, mixed media

The Truest Thing We’d Ever Known, mixed media

Her mixed media work, constructions of things and images that inspire her, reminded me of my own dreams.  The scenes are familiar and usually friendly, yet slightly so ever askew.

In the Warm July Sun, mixed media

Messenger in Disguise, mixed media

Redburn’s collages unearth old memories, finding them perhaps not quite as we remembered them.  Which is sometimes a bit unsettling, but there is a bit of freedom in the renewal of memories in an unfamiliar fashion.

Keen, mixed media

To see more of Laura Redburn’s work, please visit her website.  You can buy her prints of her work ( and other cool goodies, too! ) at Society6.

All images are via the artist’s website.

5 Responses to “Constructed Dreams: Laura Redburn”

  1. collectivus August 27, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Love mixed media, your right it resonates so well with dreams!

  2. dawnrogal August 27, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    I’m not a big fan of collage. Well, until now. These are stunning and just what collage is meant to be. Thanks for sharing. Dawn Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:32:43 +0000 To:

    • Lesley August 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

      Glad Laura’s work converted you, Dawn! I’m a huge fan of collage when it’s done well and Laura’s definitely is.


  3. August 27, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Lesley… I really like Laura Redburn’s work. I love the combinations of images plus her color palette. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Nahat Guevara August 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Orales! Esto se ve bien padre 🙂

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