Laura C. Frazier
Exhibiting Member Since 2014
“She Sculpts the Spirit of the Animal.” That’s what many people feel when they view a piece by Laura. Whether a commissioned portrait of a companion animal or just one of the many “wild souls” that have touched her, each piece has a personality and mood that gives the viewer a strong sense of the inner animal. Each piece begins with the essence of another animal as every sculpture is 100% wool raised by Laura and her family. There are no armatures to support the shape or structure. What you see is between two and sixteen ounces of wool that has been dry felted with thousands of insertions by hand of a special needle. As the shape is formed, the wool becomes more compressed and holds that shape. Some pieces are tight and hard from this compression. Others are still soft enough to be dented by a gentle squeeze. But all are works in process until Laura feels they have the life and essence of the animal that she wants to share with the viewer.