Laurie Bauer

Painting, Sculpture and Photography

Laurie graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Art and Design. She has a background in the fine arts and music. She has studied at the Academy of Art College graduate program in S.F., and with various masters. Her work has been published in catalogs, magazines, books. She has retired to Todos Santos, Baja Ca Sur, Mexico and draws inspiration from the area.

Laurie is versatile as a photographer and painter, more recently she has created a series of boat sculptures made from natural found materials.

Artist Statement

Art has its own language much like music. It can be mysterious at times, share insights, feeling, sensation, and memory. Reaching into deeper levels to see what happens.There is joy and freedom in making the something invisible or fleeting come to life. And a joy in sharing it.

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Sculptures in Nature

Inspired by materials found in nature, I work to transform, communicate and expand imagery, leading to a sense of reflection. Working with organic materials, I discover that nature herself is our first artist, offering many models of beauty, shape, proportion, texture and design. The vessels are a natural symbols of passage, and suggest imaginary journeys of the spirit. I hope this work encourages one to think a more about our relationship to ‘nature’.

The Palm Vessels utilize organic materials, each one as unique as nature is. Sails are made with linen flax, bark, cotton and/or indigo dyed handmade paper. Perote oiled wood for a base. Additional rocks, shells, stem pods, bamboo buttons, seaweed, willow, jute, waxed thread or driftwood pieces may be used.

Fine Art Photography

Laurie Pearce Bauer, Casa Verde Studio
http://casaverdephotography.blogspot.com
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