Monday, December 31, 2012

Laurie Raskins

"I am a mixed media artist creating original prints that are layered with paint, colored pencil, pastels and collage. My images come from my various collections of taken and collected photographs, books, post cards and numerous visual treats hand picked over many years. I like to collect images that have humor, beauty and irony with an emphasis on vintage photos from the 50’s and 60’s as well as historic images from art and history and the everyday ordinary places and objects around me. I am drawn to the innocence and hope of certain times in history. Many of my images have references to my mother and memories and dreams as a child. I alway hand cut all of my images, use lots of color as well as black and white Xeroxs. I try to stay true to the moment and never know where my next inspiration or intuition is going to take me."

Janice McDonald