Photograph of Artist LAURIE BROWN
LAURIE BROWN
Grants Pass, Oregon - United States



Original Artworks (20)

Laurie Brown; Bolts, 2017, Original Paper, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Hand cut and dyed rolls of fine paper, arranged to resemble stacked bolts of fabric.  Each roll is hand tied with vibrant thread before being affixed to a bright white background. ...
Laurie Brown
Original Paper, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Belle Moderne, 2015, Original Paper, 14 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241   Four rows of five spools, each spool comprised of five colors = 100 circles rolled into this piece. . . thus the title. This is a simple ( but sorta complex) fun piece which will bring a pop of color to any room in your house. Made of hand- painted paper, ...
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Original Paper, 2015
14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Belle Moderne, 2015, Original Paper, 25 x 32 inches. Artwork description: 241  This piece was created using large sheets of white Japanese Hosho paper ( printmaking paper) which was cut into many sizes of circles and other shapes. Each cut piece was then individually colored using inks, dyes and paints. After drying, all the pieces were sewn together by hand ...
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Original Paper, 2015
25 x 32 inches (63.5 x 81.3 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Love Vol 2, 2014, Original Paper, 10 x 20.7 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a fun, unique and vibrant piece of art. I use cut strips of magazines, or
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Original Paper, 2014
10 x 20.7 inches (25.4 x 52.6 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Love Vol 1, 2014, Original Paper, 20.7 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a fun, unique and vibrant piece of art. I use cut strips of magazines, or
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Original Paper, 2014
20.7 x 10 inches (52.6 x 25.4 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Pink Giraffe, 2014, Original Paper, 11 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a sweet, unique and vibrant piece of upcycled art, perfect for a little girl' s room. I used cut strips of magazines, or i? 1/2ragsi? 1/2 to create paper spools, which I laid on their sides and adhered to a background of handmade, textured pink paper ...
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Original Paper, 2014
11 x 11 inches (27.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Love Vol 3, 2014, Original Paper, 13 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a fun, unique and vibrant piece of art. I use cut strips of magazines, or
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Original Paper, 2014
13 x 13 inches (33.0 x 33.0 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Heartstrings In Black, 2014, Original Paper, 9 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is a fun, unique and vibrant piece of upcycled art. I use cut strips of magazines, or
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Original Paper, 2014
9 x 9 inches (22.9 x 22.9 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Black Coffee, 2014, Original Paper, 11 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is the fourth image in a new series I'm calling
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Original Paper, 2014
11 x 11 inches (27.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Black Bird, 2014, Original Paper, 11 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is the second bird in a new series I'm calling
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Original Paper, 2014
11 x 11 inches (27.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Blue Elephant, 2014, Original Paper, 15 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Challenged to create something new using existing materials otherwise known as recycling I turned in a new direction, quite literally, with my rolled paper art. I not only used cut strips of magazines, or i? 1/2ragsi? 1/2 to create paper spools, but I also turned those little spools onto ...
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Original Paper, 2014
15 x 12 inches (38.1 x 30.5 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Awareness No 1, 2009, Original Paper, 8 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  For all of our treasured women, I created this piece to celebrate life, winning, and staying strong for our families. This is a perfect little piece to hang in your dressing area, powder room, or any place you like! Would make a great gift for your Mom, ...
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Original Paper, 2009
8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Blue Bird, 2014, Original Paper, 15 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is the second image in a new series I'm calling
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Original Paper, 2014
15 x 12 inches (38.1 x 30.5 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Pinwheel, 2014, Original Paper, 8 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  Full of brightness and movement, this piece is a little bit of happiness Radiating from the center are spiraling bands of color, bringing to mind playful pinwheels from our childhood. Pinwheel is a purely joyful piece full of energy and happiness. Made of hand- painted paper, tied ...
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Original Paper, 2014
8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Bubbles, 2009, Original Paper, 9.5 x 9.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece is unlike any of my others thus far. Each roll of paper has a center of bright white, each individual roll is meant to look like a bright soap bubble, and the compilation of all the rolls together brings to mind giant soap bubbles we ...
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Original Paper, 2009
9.5 x 9.5 inches (24.1 x 24.1 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Spring, 2008, Original Paper, 21 x 25 inches. Artwork description: 241  This piece is meant to evoke the feeling of springtime, in both the colors and the patterns that emerge. After a very long Pennsylvania winter, I was ready to create a cheery, warm and hopeful piece of art to brighten my spirit. Look closely, and you can ...
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Original Paper, 2008
21 x 25 inches (53.3 x 63.5 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Magnetic, 2009, Original Paper, 34 x 23.5 inches. Artwork description: 241    * * JUROR' S CHOICE AWARD WINNER 2015 ROGUE VALLEY BIENNIAL EXHIBITION* *Signed and titled on the frontThis is a large piece, comprised of thousands of rolls of hand- painted and tied spools of paper. Hundreds of hours went into the creation of Magnetic, beginning with cutting ...
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Original Paper, 2009
34 x 23.5 inches (86.4 x 59.7 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Suspended Submersion, 2012, Original Paper, 22 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   This is a large piece, comprised of thousands of rolls of hand- painted and tied spools of paper. Hundreds of hours went into the creation of
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Original Paper, 2012
22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Title AT, 2012, Original Paper, 22 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is my second piece in a series using modern symbols to create fine art. @ is comprised of hundreds of rolls of paper which Ive hand- painted all the paper started out white, rolled into spools, and tied with thread. The background is bright white and the ...
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Original Paper, 2012
22 x 22 inches (55.9 x 55.9 cm)
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Laurie Brown; Round 2, 2012, Original Paper, 23 x 23 inches. Artwork description: 241  This is my first piece in a series using modern symbols to create fine art. The title
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Original Paper, 2012
23 x 23 inches (58.4 x 58.4 cm)
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Artist Statement

My work is a painstakingly time-consuming process; large sheets of fine white paper are cut into strips of varying lengths and widths, individually hand-toned, rolled tightly, and secured with thread. Those individual spools of paper are then married together atop a fresh sheet of paper, to create the finished composition. Each small spool is just a fraction of the whole, arranged to bring forth images which are sometimes subjective, at other times abstract. Within each completed piece there is a certain rhythm, designed to hold the gaze of its audience. I experiment with hue, texture, and pattern, to move the viewer's eye through each work of art. Large pieces consume pounds of paper, several spools of thread, and hundreds of hours to complete. I came across an old photograph of myself at summer camp in the ‘70s, making a necklace from rolled-up strips of magazine. This is what sparked the idea for these “three-dimensional paper art” pieces, which I have been creating for over six years. The inspiration for my work comes from many places; architecture, fashion, travels, but also from the Masters, such as Matisse, Picasso, and especially Seurat. Intrigued by his grand scenes comprised of thousands of specks of color, I strive to take that idea forward, moving into three dimensions. My pieces take on different appearances depending on the angle from which they are viewed. The varying depths of each spool of paper and the texture of fine thread add to ...