Laurel Sloan is a formally trained Melbourne based artist who works in the intuitive method.
Laurel has been painting and drawing for over 25 years and has received a number of awards and successfully exhibited in a number of shows.
Inspired by the subconscious, Laurel will start each new piece without expectation.
It is surprising what arises and how some symbols keep returning as persistent reminders of the turbulent history the artist has had.
The duck (the surgeon), the pipes, medical instruments and the penis are all strong recurring themes. Her preferred mediums are oil, acrylic and charcoal.
The process is meditative and emotionally challenging.
Laurel invites the viewer to consider their own plight and what is true for them when they investigate each work.
Influences: James Gleeson, Freda Karlo, Andre Breton
Surrealist automatism is a method of art-making in which the artist suppresses conscious control over the making process, allowing the unconscious mind to have great sway.
Diploma Visual Arts (Majors; Painting and Sculpture)
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