Children escape their homes, discover wild places and in a feral state return

Laurel Gallagher‘s work  investigates processes of transformation and metamorphosis.  Her paintings, video and immersive art experiences explore states of flux between illustration and abstraction, chaos and control, capturing moments of change and imagination.

Portraits blending human and animal qualities question our sense of identity while birds become symbolic messengers reminding us to connect with the wild. Abstract layers of dripping paint create a space where we are free to explore our imagination and look through worlds of possibility.