Laura Ury
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  • Wilmore, KY
  • United States
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One Mission Society and A Touch of Blue
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Art Interests
Art History, Arts Ministry, Drawing, Education, Illustration, Museum/Gallery, Painting, Theology
Artist / Personal Statement
Artist Statement

Sacred Light: A Legacy of Faith is a series of representational paintings that portray images of children within the context of exaggerated light and landscape. These nearly life size oil paintings attempt to give the viewer a glimpse at moments when a child is "touched" by light within their natural surroundings.

Having been a missionary, a teacher, and a mother, I have witnessed the beautiful and dramatic awareness that comes upon one during childhood in both simple and profound ways. Observing children in all qualities of life and circumstance, levels of learning and degrees of faith, it has been clear to me that the mind and heart of the child is eagerly ready to be moved and inspired. Although this inspiration may come from varying sources depending on the child, I have chosen the natural landscape, draped in natural light as the setting for these sacred moments.

By uniting children with landscape within the element of natural, but exaggerated light, I am aiming for both common beauty and suggested symbolism. The natural light, in some part, symbolizes the awakenings that come from childhood at both the human and the spiritual level. The viewer reserves the right to acknowledge the spiritual element, or simply to enjoy viewing the child in his lovely surroundings. A consistency of mood through the use of a deliberate color scheme, and attention to correctly drafting the child figure are necessary factors while creating this body of work.

I invite the viewer to recognize beauty, enjoy it, and be moved by it. If these portraits of childhood invite the recollection of one’s own childhood experiences and memories while appreciating the invitation to consider a significant spiritual truth, then I will consider the intended message to be successfully communicated.

Laura Ury
Accomplishments / CV
2015 MFA / Painting The Academy of Art / San Francisco

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