Exploring in Abstract is a way to express the journey. Not knowing where the paint will take me is an exciting discovery.
BLOOD MOON AND A MISSED ECLIPSE
20 x 24 acrylic on canvas
The emergence of a shape that reminded me of the recent full moon I missed was a pleasant surprise. I was able to revisit the theme as it occurred spontaneously from active imagination.
After images start to arise through paint exploration, playing with them allows the artist to learn what the painting is trying to say.
OLD SCHOOL DREAMS
This painting is a daydream of my teenage visions of waves and beach shacks combined with the modern vision of climate change and floods all mixed up into a dreamlike vision.
36 x 48 acrylic on canvas
ENTER THE DRAGONFLY
18 x 24 acrylic original. The symbol of the dragonfly has been so relevant to me in grad school. As I learned to navigate new directions, insights and learning.
11 x 14 acrylic and paper mixed media
painting on canvas.
24 x 36 acrylic on canvas
I have been fascinated with the artist Kandinsky for a long time and his love for painting movement to music and sound. His attempt to transcend his art into a spiritual process is also well documented as he saw art to have the potential to become a spiritual path.
© Laura K. Bohn
Trust The Process
This conceptual painting is a reflection of studies in art therapy and intuitive painting.
Layers of paint brought about the spontaneous imagery evolving from abstract brush strokes.
EMERGING DAYDREAM EVOLUTION
This work evolved from a textured beginning of dragging layers of paint into shapes, curves and textures to the point of abstraction. In the abstraction pieces of images started to appear. First a woman in white a lotus position pointing in a direction. This was followed by seeing an image of the dreamer of the landscape and putting that self reflective viewer into the landscape as part of it and yet as observer apart from it.
WALKING WITH YOURSELF
This is an oil painting influenced by a painting group I visited up in Palm Coast with a fellow painter. It is an experiment in emerging shapes and textures, complimented in color separating the day from the night in the split of the symbolic figure not readily apparent in the scene. The figure is experiencing both day and night as well as light and shadows only seperated by the force of energy making its way through.
This work is a symbolic representation of the first woman president of Lyberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Her work as an activist for peace is inspiring and she is the grandmother of my son's school friend. She came to speak at my son's high school for her grandson's graduation and I had the honor to give her the painting to her daughter-in-law who gave it to her!
She has also won the Nobel Peace prize for her peace efforts.
WALKING WITH ROOTS
This work has several techniques layered into the surface. Walking with Roots explores the conflict of wanting to travel with freedom and having a home with family. Also, besides being in water, under a canopy of trees has always been a place where I am most comfortable. Trees feel like home.
Not for Sale