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PHOLIO | Laura Wells

A Collection of Fine Art + Photography Prints.

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2007 | BLACK TRUSS

At first appearance Black Truss may seem to be a twisted reflection of body image or sexuality but in fact those topics were the last thing on Laura's mind when creating this series of photographs. 

As a painter Laura has found herself continuously reverting back to the human body in her practice– usually in a traditional sense, painting with classical techniques and using classical imagery.  This series is takes on a documentary approach but still holds fundamental links to Laura's painted works - being distortion to various levels of ambiguity. 

In using the synthetic medium of sticky tape, the Black Truss Series also reflects the concept of organic versus man made.  Laura has eliminated all other objects from the photographs so that the focus is on the body in its purist form,  violently disrupted by the manmade object. The concept of organic opposed to manmade is enhanced by the contradiction of rubbery plastic against mottled, textured skin.

In many of Laura's works, across all mediums, a sense of uneasiness is brought upon the viewer. In this series this is delivered through the visually constricted subject matter and hightened morgue-like tones.