Laura Berger animates, illustrates, sculpts, and breathes life into her artwork. This Chicago-based artist spends her days drawing numerous women in a variety of bold and natural environments. Originally from Wisconsin, Berger's inspiration comes from rituals, symbols, nature, dreams, and travel.
Berger is curious about our quest for self-development and freedom. She ponders these big picture questions, such as this:
"How do we piece together our personal meaning and sense of belonging to the greater whole?"
Berger utilizes acrylic and gouache in her pieces, and primarily paints on wood panels.
Below are the pieces Carrying the Sun Up the Hill Rolling the Moon Back Down, Temple of Light, Temple, and The Sun and the Moon and All of Us Here (from left to right).
Temple was part of a show that supported the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force.
"I think making things is a good way to generate natural healing vibes, and the themes I’m working with are very positive. So when you spend many hours working on positive imagery, I like to think it slowly slowly sinks in and has an impact, both consciously and subconsciously." —Laura Berger
In addition to her paintings, Berger brings her women to life through sculpture.
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Berger originally attended school for theater and scene work. Her first paintings were of costume renderings and backdrop productions. Her artistic career came about accidentally, as a means to stave off depression.
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