Vintage photographs are the basis of my art - both canvas and inspiration for my painting. By the time I find them, the original chains of personal connection have broken. Subjects are freed to become characters cast and costumed, players in other stories that form fresh bonds with new audiences.
When I paint, I cancel parts of images and conjure new illusions. Trying to create seamless images that combine past and present, photograph and painting.
Apparitions of those who posed for a camera are still visible, but transformed, and performing fresh scenes of pathos and humor.
-- Laura Christensen’s art has been featured in galleries and museums, including Kidspace at MASS MoCA, Bennington Museum, and Simmons College. Recently, she invited thirty top-notch authors to write in response to her work. The resulting anthology, THEN AGAIN, is available on Kickstarter only through April 30: http://kck.st/2YFdt3Z