Piece description from the artist
The movement of water creates Li Patterns. I have been studying water patterns for several years and see them as metaphors for our patterns of thought. I am investigating how our thoughts create. Thought forms construct something visible into the world or are retained emotionally in our bodies. In this meditative process, I repeatedly pour water over layers of glass and stain the construction with ink to reveal the flow patterns. The resulting patterns are found in our bodies and mirror the patterns of water on the earth.
Laura McClanahan's artwork is an exploration of natural patterns. Her main thesis is a study of water forms as a metaphor for thought patterns. Through photography and painting, Laura experiments with abstract imagery inspired by nature and her inner understanding of micro and macro patterns. Her images could be celestial or microscopic, this is her understanding of "as above, so below".
Laura is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art with an MFA degree in Studio Art. She uses experimental techniques with color darkroom photograms, video and large format printing. Laura continues to expand her explorations via both photography and painting. Her painting series are well exhibited in New York City and at Art Fairs.