Marie Laforey is a self-taught artist based in New York, US who maintains a sustainable art practice using primarily organic material. Laforey enjoys the tactility of working with organic mediums and learning how to craft preserved moss, clay and natural elements into beautiful abstract compositions. Primarily inspired by nature, repetition, patterns, texture and geometry are essential elements that are omnipresent in her works.
About Viridi serie: Her abstract moss assemblages are textural green sceneries that resemble aerial landscape views that invite the viewer to escape today’s chaotic digital life and reconnect with natural beauty.
About Lapis and Flos series: Laforey recent ceramic works are unique pieces that alter in patterns to give an illusion of movement and depth by using clay’s potential for building sculptural dimension. The repetitive use of a unique element, the circle is centered to her work. The circle has often been associated with the female and to Mother Earth. It has no beginning and no end, it is the whole, the essence of things. It symbolizes the ongoing energy found in nature. In Laforey’s mural ceramic pieces, hundreds of circles are carefully connected together to transform into a unique work full of forces and movements. The shifting components form a fluid composition that confounds expectations and inspires wonder. In her Flos serie, Laforey ‘s circular assemblage of clay petals recreates vibrant flowers.
Although still an emerging artist, her works have been placed into various private collections in the US and hospitality facilities. She is now represented by the Muriel Guépin Gallery in New York.