Laurie Blessen

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Neighborhood: SOMA
Group Affiliation: Arc Studios & Gallery

Working in abstraction allows the fullest expression of my life. Prolific and driven to get out the complex emotions that words fail to express. I use colors to set the tone and lines the movement. Together they tell my narrative.
Each series is a landscape abstraction of my thoughts and emotions from an aerial perspective. Applying layers of intense translucent color fields to create a poetic narrative as my visual diary. I layer to represent the totality of life. I include the dark times and messy places as a celebration of it all. Random two words from my journal title the pieces to unite art and text for a cohesive message.
My work explores balances of complex and simple with intense color. The forms appear as abstracted roads/landscapes/doors and windows. I do not set out to use these elements they appear as I work intuitively to express myself. I work fast enough to not let the thinking get in the way.