LauraSanders
New WorkWorks on paper 2014-2016Fuel Paintings 2011-2013Pools, Lakes and Rivers 2007-2011Heads Above Water 2006-2008Without (detail)
The girls in my paintings are an uneasy mix of potential victim, pernicious consumer and reminiscences of the traditional feminine personification of nature. Joining the genres of figurative and landscape painting, I see the figure as both natural and invasive to the landscape. The human body, defined and distorted by sun, water, firelight and the surrounding environment, coexists with the glare of manmade materials littering the natural world. I paint directly, wet on wet, using the materiality of the paint to sculpt flesh and bones, flora and fauna.