LAURETTA LOWELL BIOGRAPHY
(American, b. 1951)
Lauretta Lowell is an awarding-winning mixed media assemblage
artist from Santa Barbara who now resides in La Quinta, CA. Her
contribution to the arts is to unite the past and present with her
Paintings and Mixed Media Art that harvest relics of the early
twentieth century with our expectations for cerebral sculptures and
wall art today.
The whimsical creations that leave her collectors, and those new to
her work, raising their eyebrows is her inspired output that fills
galleries, her studio and her website with wonder. When she was
asked her process on how she comes up with her ideas for her
sculptures and wall art she said:
"My art isn't planned in advance; I just let it happen. The story just
seems to write itself when I wander around my workshop picking up
this and that, combining treasures to see if they talk to me or spark
some sort of electrical current through my veins. Using found
vintage objects; I hope to offer you an interesting and fulfilling
moment that captures your curiosity and makes you smile, creating
an experience for you that you have never felt before."
Lauretta's work is ready to start a conversation in a gallery or a
home. No wall, no table, no showcase is safe from her willingness to
put so many things together, to construct each finished piece.
With enigmatic titles come the wink of a sophisticated patron adding
a whimsical curiosity to a collection. And with a study of each
creation, after we puzzle over the puzzle, we always see more. There
is always another layer or detour in each multi-media story. The
whole is much greater than the sum of the parts in Lauretta's world.
But the parts come from so many places and memories, each holds
its own. Lauretta Lowell has art gliding in new definitions. That is
Lauretta at her best. She is always at her best.
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