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NATURED INSPIRED SHAPES AND PATTERN

Introducing PRIMORDIA, a new series of ink paintings and collages inspired by the awe-inspiring complexity of nature and the underlying forces that create it. IMAGINE a river surface rippling and currents carving the river banks into endlessly varied shapes.

I create these collages by cutting my larger ink paintings into individual organic shapes, then arranging them to create a dynamic interaction and counterbalance that I observe in nature.

Primordia #7 , ink painting collage on panel, 2019 Available on Artsy.net  https://www.artsy.net/circa/artist/laura-stack

Primordia #7, ink painting collage on panel, 2019
Available on Artsy.net https://www.artsy.net/circa/artist/laura-stack

Primordia #8 , ink painting collage on panel, 2019 Available on Artsy.net  https://www.artsy.net/circa/artist/laura-stack

Primordia #8, ink painting collage on panel, 2019
Available on Artsy.net https://www.artsy.net/circa/artist/laura-stack

AGATES and LAVA FLOW INSPIRE PAINTING IDEAS

The color and pattern of agates and the movement of molten lava inspire ideas for my Plasmora painting series. Agates are volcanic rock, some with spectacular color banding caused by various embedded minerals in the layers of the rock.

Condor Agate, Argentina

Condor Agate, Argentina

Botswana Agate

Botswana Agate

Plasmora #8, gouache on handmade paper, 13” x 10”

Plasmora #8, gouache on handmade paper, 13” x 10”

Plasmora #9, gouache on handmade paper, 13” x 10”

Plasmora #9, gouache on handmade paper, 13” x 10”

Molten lava swirl

Molten lava swirl

Plasmora #22, gouache on paper, 50” x40”

Plasmora #22, gouache on paper, 50” x40”

FLUX 8, FROZEN MOVEMENT IN PROCESS

Flux 8 / ink on paper on panel / 26” x 40”

I see my paintings as an experiment where I invent imagined substances, environments or living forms. I envision a space or body that is organic and otherworldly, expressing its laws of physics. Fungi and invertebrate marine life inspire the imagery, as do geologic processes like branching and lava flow. Through physical gesture and the fluidity of the ink, I aim to create a frozen moment in the process of becoming.

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Detail - Flux 8

Detail - Flux 8

NATURAL ELEMENTS INSPIRE

Thinking about how the natural elements engage our senses ..... fluid, airy, molten, solid, bubbling.

Recent painting, "Fluere 27" ink painting collage on panel, 20” x 20"

Fluere 27 , ink collage on panel, 20” x 20”

Fluere 27, ink collage on panel, 20” x 20”

Inspired by … Ocean tides. Photo by Micha Pawlitzki.

Inspired by … Ocean tides. Photo by Micha Pawlitzki.

Inspired by …Lava flow ( Kilauea Volcano, Hawai). Photo by CJ Kale and Nick Selway. flow

Inspired by …Lava flow ( Kilauea Volcano, Hawai). Photo by CJ Kale and Nick Selway. flow