Barbara Laws

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Welsh Grit I

Welsh Grit I

This work was conceived as an ongoing project which began in 2011 and explores themes of national and environmental identity.


Tessellated surface design using gathered industrial waste and geologic material
Panning.

Panning.

This circular 3D art work references the gold mining industry which was prevalent near the Ceredigion coastline throughout the last century.

Strata series.

Strata series.

This work is one of a series which explores design within a circular support. Materials include salvaged granite and marble.

'Rain cuts the place we tread'. Dylan Thomas 1914 - 53.

'Rain cuts the place we tread'. Dylan Thomas 1914 - 53.

One of a series of works inspired by the poems of Dylan Thomas using site specific geologic materials.

Welsh Grit II

Welsh Grit II

Tessellated surface design using gathered industrial waste and geologic materials including sandstone, vitrified stone, coal, stone dust, shale.

Collapse.

Collapse.

This work is one of an extended series which explores the varied geological material gathered from various locations around the Welsh coastline.
Materials include turbidite deposits gathered from the coast in Aberystwyth.

Strata series.

Strata series.

This circular work combines a contrast of matte and reflective materials within a limited palette.

'The singing of church bells'.

'The singing of church bells'.

A response to lines in the poem by Coleridge, 'Frost at Midnight' : ..........and the old church tower,
Whose bells, the poor mans' only music....