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Laura Mychal

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20100903074751-holding
Holding, 2010 Sticks, Wire, Twine 8ft X2ft © Laura Mychal
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Water/Flour, 2010 Oil On Canvas © Laura Mychal
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Contain Chaos, 2010 Basket, Wood © Laura Mychal
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Crust, 2010 Burlap, Salt, Wire, Twine 9ft X 4ft © Laura Mychal
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Wing, 2010 Scrap Wood, Nails 4.5ft X7.5ft © Laura Mychal
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Drum Skin, 2010 Oil On Canvas © Laura Mychal
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Birth year
1988
Lives in
Brooklyn
Works in
Brooklyn
Schools
University of California, UC Santa Cruz, 2006
Mills College, 2010, BA Studio Arts
The University of Arizona, 2015, MA Art Education
Tags
abstract, conceptual, sculpture
Laura Mychal

    I allow myself to create out of my natural abundant energy. I simply begin, pen to paper, brush to canvas, hands to raw material and I watch to see where the process takes me and the piece. Sometimes the work is completed quickly in a fluid movement of gestures and other times I engage in a deep conversation with my piece. I add layers of paint or a piece of paper and then I scrape, rub, or sand the surface and in a back and forth motion I work until I feel the piece is complete. I am never sure of what the end result will be when I begin working. Even when I have a general plan I enjoy making discoveries as I work and letting the process be a key aspect to the creation of the artwork. 

    Resourcefulness is an important concept of my work. I strive to utilize what I have, because I believe that by looking within and locally we discover that there are useful tools at our disposal. Growing up surrounded by the woods of Northern California I have always been drawn to nature as a source of inspiration. The abstract details as well as the materials there, like sticks and wood, have consistently served my artwork. As a Peace Corps volunteer I had to be resourceful in many ways and began to use found materials to create art. My sculptures, paintings and drawings tend to incorporate cardboard, paper bag, cloth and other found materials. 

    My work tends to remain abstract, which reflects my curious and slightly undefined approach and understanding of life. I enjoy creating artworks that allow space and complexity for each person to interpret and interact with the work in their own way, reflective of their personal experiences and beliefs.

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