Beautifully Damned by Veronica Laurel: Solo Exhibition

My book art creations revolve in language and the conceptual. I wanted to articulate my poetry to visual objects, consuming space, using items that have survived the test of time.

I use selected experiences burned and frozen in memory, the poignancy of the human condition, which are written down and translated to visual objects through book arts. Since memory is very much related to time, my work destroys its relation where the dimensions of the past collide with the present, merely floating on its continuous flux, absorbing the tradition of remembrance art.

My collected, altered, and own conceptual artworks are being challenged as aesthetically resilient, with the use of interrelated material for memory and nostalgic projection.

I am very much fascinated with the human condition, our own fragile shells and vulnerable cores, depicted in elements often present in my works such as wood, paper, and glass.
Creating art is always a courageous attempt at depicting the condition of humans through portrayals of instances such as memory, experiences, and emotions.


Black Bile
Book Arts, Wood, Paper, and Glass
18x18x42 Inches
2014

Culture of Repression
Glass bottle, Wood, Paper
10.5x21x5 Inches
2014

To Live is a Curious Thing
Bookarts, Wood, and Paper
20x16x3.75 Inches
2014

Love and Hate Bear the Same Face
Wood and Paper
25.95x6.95x6.25 Inches
2014

Remember Decay, Remember Ashes
Memento Labe, Memento Cinere
Wood and Paper
24x10x2.5 Inches
2014

Gush of Tears 1
Mirror, Peacock Feathers, Wood, and Paper
17.5x10x4.75 Inches
2014

Gush of Tears 2
Mirror, Peacock Feathers, Wood, and Paper
17.5x10x4.75 Inches
2014

The Old, Used, Useless, and Broken
Wood and Paper
11x10x4.5 Inches
2014 

A Pile of the Past
Wood and Paper
12x18.25.12.4 Inches
2014