Ephemeral gesture by Laura McBee Cleary Williams


By (author): Laura McBee Cleary Williams

Title: Ephemeral gesture

Subtitle: The unspoken language of mark-making


I paint circles across the sky. I trace the wind with ink and make wishes in shades of blue. I am a skywriter grounded, pinning love letters across a captured frame of the sky. My drawings trace the boundaries of my imagination. Patterned with gestural lines inspired by the abstract expressionists, each piece is a collection of choices that together are alive. My work breathes like a cobweb in the wind - faint, delicate, and ephemeral. No matter the material or discipline, my work is rooted in drawing. This process - drawing, examining, finding a flaw, and making changes - is the heart of my creative practice. Throughout my life, I have floundered with language. Art provided me with a visual vocabulary in which I no longer felt restricted. Drawing unbound my voice. With each line and every stroke, I document my existence. Layers of paper, paint, dust, and glitter are the scars left behind as I strive to express what language denied me. Each painting is a stolen moment of peace and beauty amid the never-ending battle between my dreams and desires, my regrets and pain. My work is a love letter to the girl I was and to everyone who yearns to express what cannot be said with words. Each piece is an imperfect sonnet to the power of imagination and joy of expression.

ISBN: 978-87-94484-87-9

Book language: English

Publishing house: Snap Collective

Website: www.snap-collective.com

Editorial Assistant: Valentina Furtuna

Published on: 9/26/2023

Category: Art

Keywords: Cloudscapes, Laura McBee Cleary Williams, Drawing, painting, shades of blue

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