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About  LAURA WIECEK

                                         ARTIST  STATEMENT

          Art is my lifelong passion and I've always had a particular affinity for producing finished art work using common materials. My inspiration is drawn from geometry principles, golden symmetry and water patterns. I work in three different media - paintings, weavings and book art.

        My acrylic-base paintings hold sections of rope, string and pieces of glass creating a highly textured surface. Also incorporated into some of my paintings are my own "paint-on paper, cut into strips, then weave together" collages.

         My weavings are interlocked with strips of vintage silk fabric, sorted paper, variegated yarns, ribbons and wood. The final art pieces result in unique wall hangings.

          New life emerges as I reshape volumes of outdated books. By folding, curling, rolling and hole-punching the pages, reversing covers from inside to out, and attaching weavings and origami forms I create book sculptures.

          My artistic goal is to pass on to others the joy I receive from working in each genre of my art world. 

                   EDUCATION                      

BA - Sonoma State University,  CA            1998 Studio Art,

         Magna Cum Laude

AA - Santa Rosa Junior College, CA

         1993 Art Major - Drawing

                                                           ARTIST IN RESIDENCE       

Blosser School, Willits CA - 2015, 2012  Weaving, Origami & Pop-Out Art

Sherwood School, Willits CA - 2014, 2013 Art with Math & Science Principles, Art Elements

Willits High School, CA - 2013 Weaving

REACH, Sebastopol CA - 2014 Weaving

Willits Charter School, CA - Rural Mural Project, Weaving

MOCA, Santa Rosa, CA - King Tut Workshop, Bring-A-Buddy Workshop

                                                  EXHIBITS

Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah CA - Woven Art

Tiburon-Belevedere Library, CA- Book Art

Fort Bragg Library, CA - Book Art

Willits Library, CA - Book Art

Savings Bank of Mendocino, Ukiah CA - Book Art

Blue Sky Gallery, Willits CA - Book Art

Flower Lady, Willits CA - Book Art & Paintings

Willits Center for the Arts, CA - Paintings & Book Art

ConneXions, Sausalito CA - Drawings & Collages

Boston Art, MA - Drawings & Collages

Art & Soul, Alameda CA - Paintings & Collages

Pacific Design Center, Kipp Collection, Los Angeles CA

                  - Handwoven Throws

Margo's, Newhall CA - Handwoven Shawls

                  ( featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA )