Laura Murray

My artwork is in many ways tied to my family back home.

My paintings help me investigate the unresolved feelings connected to leaving my hometown, but they also explore the new life ahead.  

All the images I employ in my work are somehow connected to my history as a member of a working-class Oklahoma family. The notion of new experiences replacing these memories of my childhood both fascinates and scares me. I also feel that in many ways my work is influenced by my early-childhood experience with the Murrah Building bombing.  

By attempting to create a visual language through recurring images and motifs, I hope to encourage the viewer to investigate the content of my pieces, as well as the content of their own personal histories.