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Laura Rhodebeck Joseph

Visual Arts (Painting, 2D Mixed Media), Literature (Storyteller)

I have been awed and bound by the beauty of the world since I was a child.   When I discovered art I knew it was my way to capture and interpret the authentic self using composition, line, shape, color, and anything else I could employ in telling our stories. Through landscape, which I see as a mirror of the lives in which we are all participating, I am inspired by light which can transform all that exists in the natural world into timeless possibilities in the psyche.  People’s faces, their stories, what they write or have written in the past, and how they have wasted their time also interest me; I am a voracious reader of magazines, newspapers, classic and current literature, poetry, essays, and pop culture; and I am inspired by all genres of music and film.
I use materials at hand, whether they be sewing patterns, fabrics, trims, sticks, stones, nails, seed pods, rusty tools, scraps of canvas, bones, old jewelry, typography, magazines, dog collars, or vegetable seeds, because I firmly believe (having spent a good part of my childhood on a farm) that nothing should go to waste. I am a naturalist at heart and believe our true wealth lies in the land we plant our feet on, and that every inanimate thing has an essence that can be interpreted.  As an artist I am excited to provide that venue by using found and discarded objects in my work.  Pastels and acrylic paints are my most go-to mediums, but I also work in watercolor, encaustic, and collage.  Color, composition, and pattern are the core of my visual imagery.
Upcoming Events
Jung Haus, Spring 2013
McConnell Arts Center, Summer 2013
Hare Speaks Mouse Speaks Crow Moon Blood Moon Long Night Moon Buck Moon Dreaming Again What We Want Silly Goose Bo Crying The Cottage in Wales They Couldn't Come Out and Play Rowland's Barn Refugia The Beaten Path In Free The Stand The Way Home Behind Cryan's The Sacred Cow The Bounded Earth The Deadly Sin
Laura Rhodebeck Joseph
  • Yes, I am interested in allowing businesses to purchase or display my work
  • Yes, I am open to selling my work under payment plans
  • Yes, I am available for demonstrations
  • Yes, I offer classes

Profile created: Feb 21st, 2011
Profile last updated: May 3rd, 2013

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