Laura Hathaway

Current practise explores the properties and absorbency of pigments and oils against and papers and surfaces; focusing in on the effects of layering, opacities and manipulation. I investigate how paper and ink can be combined with alternative materials to bring 2D prints into 3D sculptural forms. The role of chance is a distinguishing element to my practice, with works evolving through unexpected and accidental outcomes. At the heart of this exploration is my interest in experimental process – I aim to challenge traditional ideas of painting and print making.