Known for her environmental stewardship and fine art background, Laura Lynch’s multi-media constructions, PACIFIC SERIES: Environmental Assemblages, are brought together for the first time in this beautifully designed book of more than 70 full-color images illustrating the artist’s powerfully composed body of work that addresses her passion for the state of the ocean and threat to our global environment. Combining washed-up marine salvage and found objects organic and nonorganic such as sand, tar, and feathers – scavenged along the ocean beaches, Lynch also culls from her stash of extraordinary images creating digital photomontages that are transferred onto colorful beached shipboards, often times with a sense of humor and ironic playfulness. Lynch paints directly onto many of her found boat pieces, collaging images and juxtaposing colors, shapes & textures for the eye to play on. These environmental assemblages are not only painterly but substantive in their historical context and present day imagery, transforming the whole into something greater. Here is a recent book review:
Lynch's story is now posted on the International Museum of Women's website "Exhibiting You"
Laura Lynch is an internationally recognized environmental artist working in Santa Barbara, CA with found objects gathered along the ocean beaches incorporating mixed media & computer generated images. Lynch received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and completed a yearlong study with New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studio Program. She is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a participant in the 3-year travelling international exhibit, “Toxic Landscapes: U.S. Artists Examine the Environment,” which opened at Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham College Gallery in Pittsburgh PA,. Oct 2001, as part of the UN Women’s Environment & Development Org. planning conference: “Women Assess the State of the Environment (WASTE),” “Toxic Landscapes” travelled to Bibliotéca Nacional José Martí, Main Gallery, Havana, Cuba, & Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts & Sciences. More: http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/24207-laura-lynch