Exploring on the canvas

04.23.2008 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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Laura Lockhart photo - Bob Farley/f8Photo

Bob Farley/f8Photo

Artist Laura Lockhart will show her work for a fifth year at this weekend’s Magic City Art Connection. Her art is inspired by her travels – she uses the photos she takes on her trips abroad and combines the prints with painting. These works are created on masonite and involve an intricate process layering photographs, wax and acrylic. In some cases, sand, grass or seaweed is also used to create unusual textures.

She was inspired to create her series of travel imagery by a quote from Mark Twain:

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

Check out Charles’ In Love With post about the Connection over on Timetable.

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