New Work
Laura Grain

The Uncanny is central to my work, the subtle sensation that things are not as they should be, the fine line between fact and fiction. Taking inspiration from reality, overheard conversations, people’s own precious objects or simply from found photographs, these are then allowed to grow as I weave the strands of the imaginary to create a new narrative. Domestic items are frequently utilised for their familiarity; this combination heightens the sense of unease felt by the viewer.

The illusion is continued though the materials and processes I use: silver gelatine, wax, paper, high fired ceramics, glass, textiles and found objects have an ephemeral nature or ghostly appearance.

Installation is the primary way I present my work as it invites participation in the way a single object does not. The inclusion of the viewer completes the work; without them it remains unfinished and incomplete.