Laurel True

Residency
Artistic Ebb & Flow
Website
http://www.truemosaics.com
Type of work
Visual Artist
Location
Louisiana
Year
2013

True created a series of sculptural mosaic forms that float on the surface of water, interacting with the environment through light, movement and reflection. The sculptures were made from elements collected from both the urban and the rural landscape, including glass, stone and recycled materials. She also led a hands-on mosaic project with Houma, LA youth as a part of the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center Youth Summit.

Laurel True is an artist and educator specializing in sculptural, architectural and site-specific mosaic projects. In addition to maintaining a professional studio practice, True facilitates community-based mosaic projects in the US, Africa, Latin America and Haiti through her organization, The Global Mosaic Project. She is a member of Americans for the Art, the National Art Education Association Community Built Association, the Society of American Mosaic Artists, and The Tile Heritage Foundation.

“This has been one of the most prolific times in my life for the exploration and realization of my own ideas, unrelated to commissioned work, production or teaching others… During my time in the Woods, I have been able to distill disparate elements, bits of experience and inspiration from years of movement, work, travel and deep interactions with others. Much of my work involves supporting others, and this pause has given me a chance to allow myself to be supported, by the residency, staff and the surroundings.”