Piecing it together

We’re going back in time with these first few blog posts, because I want to share these photos on here.  Anyway, this is from… mid March 2017.  When I was working on the pieces for my installation, “Before You Were Born,” in my Oakland studio and Courtney Hartman came over to do a rehearsal and brain-storming session in my studio.  We took some cool photos.  Here are our favorites.

I started working on this piece in December, after building a wall in my studio to make it logistically possible.  Much of the segments were finished by the time we did this shoot.

People always ask me about my process.  Everything is hand-made in these pieces.  Hand-drawn images that are exposed onto silk screens.  Printed by yours truly.  Cut out and HAND sewn onto muslin.  Painting, and over painting.  I will try to get the amount of hours together that this piece took at some point.  Hope you like the photos.

Courtney Hartman inside of installation art by Laurie Shapiro

Courtney Hartman inside of installation art by Laurie Shapiro

Courtney Hartman inside of installation art by Laurie Shapiro

Courtney Hartman inside of installation art by Laurie Shapiro

Courtney Hartman inside of installation art by Laurie Shapiro

Courtney Hartman inside of installation art by Laurie Shapiro

Courtney Hartman inside of installation art by Laurie Shapiro

Courtney Hartman inside of installation art by Laurie Shapiro