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Laura Harris dreams big in the abstract world

New work includes popular abstract landscapes and florals, as well as a 'whimsical' throwback



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She uses acid-free archival quality tissue paper to create that "rippled" effect.

"I tear it and I muck it about, and I add medium to it and I rub it in my hands and put it on the canvas and move it around. It's very messy; my studio is a disaster!" she laughed.

And while she has a concept in mind when she starts with the canvas, she stays open to the shapes and textures that emerge from the process.

"I have to really let go of what I want it to be, because often the beauty is in the mistakes."

Harris's beautiful "mistakes" will be on display at the Adele Campbell Gallery until March 5.



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