Laurence invites viewers to engage with human activity and the use of the body into ways of thinking about our situated place in the world, to evoke a feeling of freedom within the playfulness of creating.
“The work is composed by dragging etching plates across shifting terrains in my environment to record the textures of the weathered land beneath my feet as I walk. Capturing the physical movement of these temporal, chanced-based happenings within the landscape, resulting in the movement of nature alongside the movement of my body. Using film to document this performance, the etching plate and print remain as a direct record of the experience.”
These collective pieces describe a journey, driven by the artist’s instinct to produce within the landscape.
For Laurence, printmaking encourages thinking and problem solving, as an approach to further engage with life in a visceral and interactive way.