Walk with me down a dead-end street in a post-industrial neighbourhood; on one side high walls and fencing protect a new build estate, on the other crumbling brick walls shield a demolished factory site. Pass through an unmarked opening and uneven steps lead you to a pathway overgrown with brambles, littered with beer cans and [...]
Youth engagement project commissioned by the Canal and Rivers Trust.
Original paintings available for sale. Contact Laurel for details, pricing and commissions.
Transforming spaces through child centred place making and immersive art experiences. Feral Spaces Urban Explorers Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent Den Building
Festival dressing, art trails and workshops bringing magical experiences into everyday spaces.
Acrylic paint on 11" x 11" wooden board
‘Bird Boy' represents the importance of process over product by presenting the viewer with a non linear narrative of creation and destruction which denies a sense of satisfaction and conclusion. The ‘Bird Boy’ project started with a sharing of ideas between Laurel and the Welsh musician and mythologist Gwilym. This was followed by a [...]
“A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loyal, roving.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“Although psychology and pedagogy have always maintained the belief that a child is a happy being without any conflicts, and have assumed that the sufferings of adults are the results of the burdens and hardships of reality, it must be asserted that just the opposite is true" Melanie Klein