Mosaic New Mexico
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
Laura's mosaics are primarily made from ceramics and glass. She incorporate stones, gems, fossils, metal tools and found objects as well. The clay forms are individually crafted, bisque fired, painted with glazes and fired again at high temperature. She has recently begun incorporating cast glass into her projects. Individual wall pieces and sculpture are most often created on foam prepared with fiberglass mesh and polymer cement. Most of the work is weatherproof and can be used as outdoor art.
Laura’s work can be seen at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden's Dragonfly Sanctuary and at businesses, schools, residencies and private collections in New Mexico and elsewhere, including the Range Cafes, Accion New Mexico and Rust Medical Center Chapel. From 2008 to 2012, she co-directed the seventy foot long Placitas mosaic mural, Protect Our Wildlife Corridors, which involved hundreds of community members and seeks to raise awareness of New Mexico's indigenous animals and their need to travel to maintain genetic viability.
Laura’s work has been published in books (most recently, Mosaic Art Today, Schiffer Publishing 2012) magazines and newspapers. It has received awards and been shown at New Mexico museums. Her mosaic, House of Song, was the 2011 poster for Globalquerque Music Festival. She currently shows at Matrix Fine Art.