Laura's Blog

Laura Chenault writes about art and her life in Southern New Jersey. She enjoys exploring and hanging out at home with her husband and two cats.

Isolation Falls selected for One Twelve's Internal Dialogue

Isolation Falls by Laura Chenault selected as part of One Twelve's Internal Dialogue exhibit. A healthcare worker after a long shift enjoying empty Niagara Falls State Park
Isolation Falls by Laura Chenault, a DSLR Holga pic of Niagara Falls, was selected as part of One Twelve's Internal Dialogue exhibit.
 

Odd Future: random journal page 194

Odd future is a mixed media collage by Laura Chenault. The photo is of an open spread of my sketchbook. On the left is cardboard with stickers, a petri dish, and the text "open your eyes". There's also a fortune on cardstock hanging down. On the right is the text "visions" and "odd future over a page from an instruction manual. Pink ink circles are drown over the directions.

Odd future by Laura Chenault is the inside front cover from one of my sketchbooks. To me it's a glimpse into the future of this particular journal.

Open doors into the world: random journal page 193

Open doors into the world by Laura Chenault. This photo of an open sketchbook is of a poem found by inking out most of the words in a tract of text. This poem has the words circled and the text scribbled out in blue.

Open doors into the world is a found poem by Laura Chenault. The complete text for this poem from my sketchbook is below.

Red hills: random journal page 192

Red Hills is a mixed media collage by Laura Chenault. The picture is of an open sketchbook. torn magazine pages, and watercolor pencils combine to create a hilly, red landscape.

Red hills is a mixed media collage from one of my sketchbooks. I especially like how the watercolor pencils show the random tourist brochure in the background.

I'm following Tussen Kunst

I'm following Tussen Kunst because I never thought I would see a recreation of Marina Abramovic's Imponderabilia - a performance where gallery goers had to walk very closely between a naked couple on the left. The recreation by Chris Steiner using Barbie dolls made me guffaw out loud.

I'm following Tussen Kunst AKA between art and quarantine: a hashtag, a movement, and a creative reflection of our current situation. 

I'm inspired by Jaymee Laws

Inspired by Jamee Laws. Image from an Instagram post by Jaymee Laws called cloudy day. It's an illustration of a woman with a poofy white cloudy haircut with dark gray droplets
I am inspired by Jaymee Laws. Pop culture references, lovely portraits, and powerful quotes combine in her bright, colorful, illustrations.

100 Days of Photos

100 Days of Photos by Laura Chenault. The final Instagram photo. In the center is a girl in a pink top with short brown hair. A landscape with modern buildings and a blue sky overlaps the figure.

I'm doing 100 days of photos. Take a look behind the scenes of this photographic series that has come out of my collage practice.

Exploring Terrapin Point

Photo of a coin operated binocular  by Laura Chenault – Exploring Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park

I finally made exploring Terrapin Point with Dave -- the closest you can be to the crest of the horseshoe falls. At least on the American side

I'm following Anna Gensler NSFW

Illustration from the Grannypants series by Anna Gensler is an image of a naked man with a square jaw and a hairy chest. The text reasds "I can let you play with my tiger -- Juan 27"
I'm following Anna Gensler. Anna is a talented illustrator, puppet maker, and satarist with a wicked sharp sense of humor. 

Zombieland (2009): Quarantine Cinema Day 7

Poster from Zombieland (2009) with the four main characters (from left to right) Tallahassee, Columus, Wichita, and Little Rock all holding weapons.

Zombieland is a fun romp with campy graphics and lots of silliness. Set in a future where Washington D.C. is in ruins and how suburban America has fallen.

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