Artist Statement & Biography
As an artist I am drawn to themes of repetition and evidence of change. I think it must have been the repetitive structure of textiles that lead me to Fiber Art 30 years ago. The Japanese bound-resist dying technique called shibori allowed me to create repetitive patterns and textures while leaving clues as to what was once there. Turning that dyed cloth into scarves and apparel was even more appealing as it allows a person to literally wrap themselves in those patterns and textures.
Creating and selling shibori textiles has been Laura's livelihood for over 20 years. Her pieces have been shown at Julie Artisans' Gallery in NYC, the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C., and across the United States in numerous galleries and boutiques.