Laura Halley




LAURA HALLEY HENSLEY

Laura Halley’s artwork explores the idea of balance and investigates the challenges of trying to strike balance in ones’ life within our society. Halley’s paintings resemble components of landscapes, often visually depicting mere moments of clarity and calm within a chaotic terrain allowing the viewer to relate to the idea of balance in both the physical and spiritual senses. The creation of Halley’s art is inextricably tied to music and the auditory sense. Her own knowledge of music is dissected and translated into her own visual language in an effort to symbolize the intricacies of striving for and achieving a sense of balance. This approach to creating allows Halley to make connections between music and visual art by interpreting the music from both a technical and intuitive standpoint. While visually inspired by many of the great Abstract Expressionists, Wassily Kandinsky’s “quest for the spiritual,” and Halley’s own practices in yoga and meditation conceptually drive the idea of finding and keeping equilibrium within different environments at the various stages of life. It is Halley’s hope that the viewers will be able to relate to this visual language she has developed to replicate various innerscapes (the landscape of the subconscious) and the journeys we embark upon through life’s demands.

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