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Ode To A Western Greb, 2012 Found Boat Pieces, Mirror, Photo Montage Transparencies, Sand, Sand Dollar, Barnacles, Tar, Feathers, Rope, Rusted Metal Anchor. 27x23x25 Inches © ©Jenny Hirsohn
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Ode To A Western Greb, 2012 Found Boat Pieces, Mirror, Photo Montage Transparencies, Sand, Sand Dollar, Barnacles, Tar, Feathers, Rope, Rusted Metal Anchor. 27x23x25 Inches © ©Jenny Hirsohn
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"WORK IN PROGRESS" (artist's life-size casket), 2005/06 Found Boat Pieces, Mirror, Beached Doll's Head/body, Digital Montage Transparencies, Photo Transfers, Tar, Mixed Media 76x30x18 Inches. © ©Laura Lynch
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"WORK IN PROGRESS" detail (artist's life-size casket), 2005/06 Found Boat Pieces, Mirror, Beached Doll's Head/body, Digital Montage Transparencies, Photo Transfers, Tar, Mixed Media 76x30x18 Inches. © Laura Lynch
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"DANGER: Men Working", 2004 Found Boat Pieces, Mirror, Plexiglass, Laser Transparencies, Signage, Mounted on Driftwood Base 74x36x6 Inches. © Laura Lynch
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"DANGER: Men Working" detail, 2004 Found Boat Pieces, Mirror, Plexiglass, Laser Transparencies, Signage, Mounted on Driftwood Base 74x36x6 Inches. © Laura Lynch
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"SCENIC DRIVE" or "How to Kill a Golden State", 2007 Found Boat Pieces & Piano Frame, Bumper Guard, Photo Transparencies, Found Signage, Acrylic Paint, Plaster Crow, Beach Tar & Feathers, Rearview Mirror 40x66x13 Inches. © Laura Lynch
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"SCENIC DRIVE" or "How to Kill a Golden State" (details) , 2007 Found Boat Pieces & Piano Frame, Bumper Guard, Photo Transparencies, Found Signage, Acrylic Paint, Plaster Crow, Beach Tar & Feathers, Rearview Mirror 40x66x13 Inches © Laura Lynch
Pacificoil_tryp
"PACIFIC OIL" (triptych), 2000/01 Found Boat Pieces, Laser Prints, Found Image, Tar, Oil Paint, Mounted on Boat Piece 60x110x6 Inches. © Laura Lynch
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"PACIFIC OIL" detail#1 (triptych), 2000/01 Found Boat Pieces, Laser Prints, Found Image, Tar, Oil Paint, Mounted on Boat Piece 60x110x6 Inches. © Laura Lynch
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"PACIFIC OIL" detail#2 (triptych), 2000/01 Found Boat Pieces, Laser Prints, Found Image, Tar, Oil Paint, Mounted on Boat Piece 60x110x6 Inches. © Laura Lynch
Redskerriesaver
"RED SKERRIE SAVER #2", 2001/02 Found Boat Pieces on Board, Life Saver, Barbed Wire, Rope, Found Signage, Netting 49x42x6 Inches. © Laura Lynch
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"RED SKERRIE SAVER #2" detail, 2001/02 Found Boat Pieces on Board, Life Saver, Barbed Wire, Rope, Found Signage, Netting 49x42x6 Inches. © Laura Lynch
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"STOP!", 2001 Beached Stop Sign With Chains, Tar, Boat Sheathing, Sand, Laser Prints of Oil Rigs, Framed With Found Boat Pieces, 33x36x3.5 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"STOP!", 2001 Beached Stop Sign With Chains, Tar, Boat Sheathing, Sand, Laser Prints of Oil Rigs, Framed With Found Boat Pieces 33x36x3.5 Inches © Laura Lynch
Artistfishing
"Artist Fishing" , 2004/05 Found Boat Pieces, Laser Prints on Fiberglass Sheathing, Sunglasses, Signage, Cell Phone, Tin Pan, Flask, Fishing Rod/bait, Rope & Lead Weights, Barnacles 48x45x8 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"SCENIC DRIVE #2", 2008 Found Boat Pieces, Mirrors, Oil & Acrylic on Plexiglass, Digital Photomontage Transparencies, Butterflies, Tar & Feathers, Sail Cloth, on Canvas on Board 48x39x6 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"SCENIC DRIVE #2" detail, 2008 Found Boat Pieces, Mirrors, Oil & Acrylic on Plexiglass, Digital Photomontage Transparencies, Butterflies, Tar & Feathers, Sail Cloth, on Canvas on Board. 48x39x6 Inches © Laura Lynch
Mobydickmyth
"Moby Dick Myth", 2008 Found Boat Pieces, Digital Photomontage Transparencies, Rope, Found Signage. 47x35x9 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"Moby Dick Myth" detail, 2008 (19th Century Tale of Ahab's Whalers in the Pequod Hunt Moby Dick for Vengeance and Profit, Meet Modern Day Japanese Whalers in Large Harpoon Ships Yushin Maru I & II Out for the Kill in the Name of Research. the Tale, the Myth, and the Hunt Goes On.) © Laura Lynch
Old69_porthole
"OLD 69", 2005/06 Found Boat Pieces, Buoys, Rusted Metal, Porthole Frame, Laser Print 80x48x8 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"OLD 69" detail, 2005/06 Found Boat Pieces, Buoys, Rusted Metal, Porthole Frame, Laser Print 80x48x8 Inches © Laura Lynch
Fanatic_iphot
"FANATIC", 2007/08 Found Boat Pieces, Boat Sheathing, Fiberglass, Photo Montage Transparencies, Surfboard Fin, Cleat, Fishing Rod, Rope, Oil & Acrylic, Rusted Metal Frame 43x27x10 Inches © Laura Lynch
Pacificoil_2_blurb
"Pacifc Oil #2", 2002 Digital Color Prints Mounted on Found Hatch Cover, Boat Sheathing 25x41x3 Inches © Laura Lynch
Flagwarning2
"Flag Warning", 2001/06 Found Sign Altered, Boat Piece, Boat Sheathing, Photo Montage Transparency. 36x15x3 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"Flag Warning" (detail), 2001/06 Found Sign Altered, Boat Piece, Boat Sheathing, Photo Montage Transparency 36x15x3 Inches © Laura Lynch
Parrotfish_09_black
"PARROT FISH: Species Adaptation Channel Islands Habitat", 2006/09 Found Boat Pieces, Fiberglass, Digital Photo Montage Transparencies Mounted on Surfboard Shell; Channel Islands Gatherings: Bullet Casings & Shells, Tar & Feathers, Old Santa Cruz Boat Dock, Signage, Sail Cloth, Buoys, Mounted on Base (boat Decking) 96x75x26 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"PARROT FISH: Species Adaptation..." (detail), 2006/09 Found Boat Pieces, Fiberglass, Digital Photo Montage Transparencies Mounted on Surfboard Shell; Channel Islands Gatherings: Bullet Casings & Shells, Tar & Feathers, Old Santa Cruz Boat Dock, Signage, Sail Cloth, Buoys, Mounted on Base (boat Decking) 96x75x26 Inches. © Laura Lynch
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"PARROT FISH: Species Adaptation..." (detail), 2006/09 Found Boat Pieces, Fiberglass, Digital Photo Montage Transparencies Mounted on Surfboard Shell; Channel Islands Gatherings: Bullet Casings & Shells, Tar & Feathers, Old Santa Cruz Boat Dock, Signage, Sail Cloth, Buoys, Mounted on Base (boat Decking) 96x75x26 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"Marine Palette I: At The Helm", 1997/2002 Shelving, Fiberglass Boat Pieces, Surf Board Fins, Boat Sheathing, Rope, Boat Helm & Console 84x108x16 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"Marine Palette II", 2009 Found Boat Pieces, Boat Sheathing, Fiberglass Pieces, Inside Found Boat Keel 41x72x15 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"GANE HOUSE VOTIVE", October 2009 Burned & Charred Recovered Items From the Jesusita Fire, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Early 1900’s Gane House, Gardener’s Truck Door, Fused Glass Windshield Pieces, Rebar, Wheel, "mr. Heater" Fixture, Metal Rain Gutters, Large Copper Plates and Fram 9.5x5.5x4.5 Feet © Joy Feuer
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"Arroyo Burro Beach Gleaner", 2010 Found Boat Pieces Gleaned From Santa Barbara's Shoreline, Photo Montage Transparencies, Bicycle Parts, Fishing Rod, California '63 License Plate "WUN515," Fish-eye Mirror, Carved Wooden Burro, Surfboard Fin 42x82x9 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"Arroyo Burro Beach Gleaner" (detail), 2010 Found Boat Pieces Gleaned From Santa Barbara's Shoreline, Photo Montage Transparencies, Bicycle Parts, Fishing Rod, California '63 License Plate "WUN515," Fish-eye Mirror, Carved Wooden Burro, Surfboard Fin 42x82x9 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"Arroyo Burro Beach Gleaner" (detail), 2010 Found Boat Pieces Gleaned From Santa Barbara's Shoreline, Photo Montage Transparencies, Bicycle Parts, Fishing Rod, California '63 License Plate "WUN515," Fish-eye Mirror, Carved Wooden Burro, Surfboard Fin 42x82x9 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"Arroyo Burro Beach Gleaner" (detail), 2010 Found Boat Pieces Gleaned From Santa Barbara's Shoreline, Photo Montage Transparencies, Bicycle Parts, Fishing Rod, California '63 License Plate "WUN515," Fish-eye Mirror, Carved Wooden Burro, Surfboard Fin 42x82x9 Inches © Laura Lynch
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"Arroyo Burro Beach Gleaner" (detail), 2010 Found Boat Pieces Gleaned From Santa Barbara's Shoreline, Photo Montage Transparencies, Bicycle Parts, Fishing Rod, California '63 License Plate "WUN515," Fish-eye Mirror, Carved Wooden Burro, Surfboard Fin 42x82x9 Inches © Laura Lynch
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EARTHDAY 24/7 • © Laura Lynch, April 22, 2011, 2011 Photo Collage, Photo Montage Variable © © Laura Lynch
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Spokane Washington
Lives in
Santa Barbara
Works in
Santa Barbara
Schools
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), 1984, MFA
Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Studio Program, 1985
Representing galleries
http://www.imow.org/community/stories/viewStory?storyId=2859
Tags
Art, environmental, publication mixed-media, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, photography, digital
Statement

Laura Lynch is an internationally recognized environmental artist currently working in Santa Barbara, California with found objects gathered along the ocean beaches incorporating mixed media and computer generated images. Lynch's multi-media assemblages and installations address issues of environmental concern from nuclear waste and nuclear weapons production to toxic spills and the threat to our world's oceans and marine habitat. Lynch received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and completed a yearlong study with New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studio Program. She is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a participant in the three-year travelling international exhibition, “Toxic Landscapes: U.S. Artists Examine the Environment,” which opened at Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham College Gallery in Pittsburgh PA, in October 2001, as part of the United Nations Women’s Environment & Development Organization planning conference: “Women Assess the State of the Environment (WASTE),” designing an agenda of women’s environmental issues and concerns for the international UN Earth Summit 2002, in Johannesburg, South Africa. “Toxic Landscapes” was also featured at Bibliotéca Nacional José Martí, Main Gallery, Havana, Cuba, in collaboration with Cuban artists during June and July of 2002. “Toxic Landscapes” closed with an exhibition in the U.S. on the east coast in July of 2004 at Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts and Sciences with a special focus on their coastal wetlands project. In June 2005, as part of the United Nation’s selection of San Francisco as the world site for World Environment Day, Lynch participated in a northern California group exhibition, “California Current: State of the Ocean,” a confluence of art and the ocean from British Columbia to Baja addressing environmental concerns in an effort to stimulate awareness of the fragile California coastline. In 2006, Lynch created a site-specific installation of found objects she gathered over a year of sponsored boat trips to the Channel Islands by the Ventura Museum of History & Art and the National Park Service for “Island Passages: Artists Celebrate The Channel Islands,” a group exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Channel Islands marine sanctuary at the Ventura County Museum of History and Art, Ventura, California. Laura Lynch’s “Pacific Series” was exhibited in two one-person shows, “Rising Tides & Warning Signs: Pacific Series 2006,” traveling to the northern California coast of Point Reyes at Gallery Route One in their Environmental Project Space Gallery: “With the Earth,” March 31 thru May 7, 2006, and then to the Monterey coast, October 1- November 3, 2006, at Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery.

Laura Lynch published "Pacific Series 1996-2008: Environmental Assemblages," a book of 70 full-color images illustrating her body of work addressing the state of the ocean and threat to our global environment. The entire book can be viewed in full here: http://www.blurb.com/books/439458-pacific-series-environmental-assemblages

Lynch was invited by ART from the Ashes to create a 10ft installation "Gane House Votive" from fire debris for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden who lost 2/3 of their garden burned in the May 2009 by the Jesusita fire. Artists were asked to salvage burned items from the fire and create works of art to benefit the Botanic Garden for their "Art in the Garden Exhibition" October 10, 2009. Details and review by Steve Chawkins of the Los Angles Times can be seen here: http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-49676985/

Lynch and five other international artists were invited to write articles about their work for WEAD (Women Environmental Artist Directory) Online Magazine's innaugural Atomic Legacy Art issue #5, August 2012. Lynch's contribution, "THE ART OF PROTEST: A NEW REINTEGRATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS" charts a history of the nuclear industry over seven decades and its negative environmental impact. In her ART OF PROTEST she calls on humans to regain "consciousness" to face the real costs of nuclear power. Link is here: http://weadartists.org/the-art-of-protest

Lynch's story and work is also posted on the International Museum of Women's website "Exhibiting You" 
http://www.imow.org/community/stories/viewStory?storyId=2859

http://www.facebook.com/artistlauralynch

http://twitter.com/ecoArtistLynch

 

Pacific Series

Pacific Series

Environmental Asse...

By Laura Lynch

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Known for her environmental stewardship and fine art background, Laura Lynch’s multi-media constructions, Pacific Series 1996-2008: Environmental Assemblages, are brought together for the first time in this beautifully designed book of more than 70 full-color images illustrating the artist’s powerfully composed body of work that addresses her passion for the state of the ocean and threat to our global environment. Combining washed-up marine salvage and found objects – organic and nonorganic such as sand, tar, and feathers – scavenged along the ocean beaches, Lynch also culls from her stash of extraordinary images creating digital photomontages that are transferred onto colorful beached shipboards, often times with a sense of humor and ironic playfulness. Lynch also paints directly onto her found shipboards collaging images and juxtaposing colors, shapes & textures for the eye to play on. These environmental assemblages are not only painterly but substantive in their historical context and present day imagery, transforming the whole into something greater.

68 pages, 75 color illustrations, Hardcover with Dust Jacket, premium paper. Large Format Landscape, 11x13 in.  $94.95

Website for viewing & ordering the book: click on the image of the book above. Here is a recent book review:

http://www.independent.com/news/2009/feb/19/laura-lynch-releases-art-book/

PRESS

Los Angeles Times, October 6, 2009: Raising Plants, and hopefully cash in Santa Barbara:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-outthere6-2009oct06,0,3867804.story

Santa Barbara Independent, March 2010: Lost, Found, Assembled:

http://www.independent.com/news/201...

Lost, Found, Assembled