Barbara Laws

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Introduction

Barbara Laws

Mid-Wales, UK

 

 

Introduction

Barbara Laws

Mid-Wales, UK

 

 

Statement

 Tessellated surface design is a language and like all languages it allows a spectrum of possibility, a dialogue between the artist and viewer. 

 
I am drawn to narrative, especially within the context of my own Welsh heritage. In a recent series of 2D exhibits entitled ‘Welsh Grit’, I explored themes of national and environmental identity by gathering site-specific ‘traces’ of local post-industrial slag material and reframing them by the process of creating a tessellated design. 
 
The use of gathered geologic matter or salvaged stone/marble fuels my fascination with the materials themselves and the beauty which often lies within. 
 
Breaking these down into individual tesserae and their consequential layering and positioning into a meaningful whole is the ultimate challenge.
 
 
 
 
Memberships: 
2001 to present....member of British Association for Modern Mosaics (BAMM).
2007 to present....member of International Association of Contemporary Mosaic Artists (AIMC), Ravenna, Italy.
 

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