Laura Waldusky is an American artist living in the UK. In 2001 she graduated with an MFA from Parsons School of Design in NYC. Her powerful, large works on paper are depictions of her real-life experiences and, sometimes painful, emotions that she desires to express. She has shown her art internationally and her work is in private collections in the USA and UK.
Artist about her work: “When I start a blank sheet of paper, I have no idea where the lines are headed. Each piece I create is born out of moments and experiences where I felt powerless and exposed. While these memories can be painful to recall, the scraping of the pencil into the paper is a meditative process that allows me to exert control over the materials where I previously had none, transforming my vulnerability into my strength. In that sense, the patterns become empowering timelines of events as I recast them and serve as autobiographical representations of my feminist perspective.
I work with colour pencils as their analogue nature gives me a true travelled connection to the world. I was given my first set of pencils when I was 14. Nestled in a wooden case, those pencils have traveled the world with me. It’s a medium I continue to return to, allowing me to create contemporary works with my point of view embedded in each line I leave on the paper.”