LAURI MAITLAND

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I have always thought that art should make you want to reach out and touch it, to examine it with more than just your eyes, for it to make you wonder how it was created. Glass has a beauty all its own, it’s a perfect example of the battle between strength and fragility.  The mixed medium of glass and enamel fuses painting with layers of glass that blend not only the sentiment of the painting but the light and depth that are inherent in the glass itself. Starting out as a portrait artist in graphite and charcoal, the glass and enamel medium was an exciting challenge. My work is based on simple subjects that examine the bond between people and their surroundings - using the natural attributes of the glass to enhance and elevate it. My collection is the result of interpreting experiences and feelings in a way that shows the positive and beautiful attributes of human relationships.

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