Sculptures of Earthly Delights: Laura Moriarty

4 Sep

Most of the time, we never seem to think about what is happening beneath our feet.  When we visited Yellowstone this summer, we couldn’t help but be confronted by the reality of what is going on beneath the earth’s surface.  The countless hot springs, geysers and mudpots reminded us that our planet is on fire underneath us.  New York artist Laura Moriarty‘s unique sculptural paintings are her own interpretations of what is happening beneath our terrain.

Natural Bridge, encaustic on panel, 11x14x6.5

Volcanic Bomb, detail

Her layers of liquid color mimic the stratifications in the earth’s core, flowing in and around each other like lava.

Time Suck, detail, encaustic on panel, 10x10x5.75

Steep Inclination, encaustic on panel, 16x16x8

You can watch Laura’s amazing process in the video The Way Paintings Go here.  See more of her work on her website, including beautiful monotypes created as a by-product of her sculptural paintings.

All images are via the artist’s website.

4 Responses to “Sculptures of Earthly Delights: Laura Moriarty”

  1. Gabriel September 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    This is beautiful!

    • Lesley September 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

      Aren’t they, Gabriel? I would love to see them in person!

  2. Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch September 10, 2012 at 3:57 am #

    Just delicious~ Congratulations Laura ( the first image here reminds me of the sulfer pools!)

    • Lesley September 10, 2012 at 9:19 am #

      Doesn’t it? I remember one in particular that was surrounded by that bright yellow color. Thanks for stopping by, Patricia!

      Cheers!
      Lesley

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