Laura's studio is bright and welcoming. White walls house her masterfully colored prints. In the center of the studio is a large work table and printing press. Three large windows at the back look out into her yard. Around her desk are small intimate collections that are carefully curated and thoughtfully displayed. It was inspiring to see how pieces from her collections influenced and presented themselves in her prints and paintings. The strata or shape of a rock becoming color and form in her prints.
The various and personal things that Laura Berman lives with inspire her. She adores objects that contain stories within themselves– stories from people she's known, or memories of her travels, or particular histories of purpose and craft which have born the eclectic things that she collects.
These facets are honored through layers of color and pattern she creates in the narratives of her prints and installations. Patrons saw first hand Laura's how her research and ideas influence her thought process and use of color families. The end result is one of built layers, patterns, and a mix of imagery.
In addition to the beautiful studio space, Laura was a gracious host. She was open about her studio work and answered questions about her process and history.
Thank you Laura for the inspiring visit!