“Wandering Girl,” 2014. This started out as a mood board, to try and organize my thoughts, but it turns out I have no idea how to do a mood board.
“Enough,” 2014. Monotyping is a fun art form because you never quite know how it’s going to turn out. I didn’t like this one at first, so I finger-painted over it while it was still wet.
“Nowhere,” 2014. I made these two monotypes days apart, and they accidentally came out matching.
“Satellites,” 2014. The roof leaks over my desk, and I took some of that rainwater and flicked it on this piece before the paint dried.
“Find Me,” 2014. Early in this trip, I felt like I was getting lost inside my own brain: I spent too much time thinking about my experiences, analyzing them, and trying to behave the right way.
“Monsoon,” 2014. I love the sun, and during the long, dark days of intense monsoon rains, I tried to imagine the sun coming through.
“Spell for Erin,” 2014. My BFF/co-conspirator/fake twin sister Erin and I are part of our own little witches’ coven. Because we’re apart for so long, I made this painting for her. On Halloween I did a spell on it and mailed it to her with some lavender and wax and incense. When it arrived she said it smelled really bad, but hopefully the magic worked.
Laura Siobhan is a sun-loving Canadian who is far from home. She spends her time painting, eating, and casting spells. See more of her art here.
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