Laura Davidson, February-March 2018
paper, embroidery, installation
Laura Davidson is an artist and educator living in Dallas, TX.
She grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Austin College in Sherman, TX in 2012 with a major in studio art, focusing in 3D and installation work. After college she spent a year as an art teacher at the Montessori Academy in Sherman before moving to Dallas to teach elementary art full time. She is in her 5th year of teaching in Dallas and also serves as the Primary Art Content Team Lead for Uplift Education, developing teachers and writing art curriculum.
Without a studio space, Laura turned to embroidery as a medium that was practical to contain in her apartment. During her residency in the back studio at The Platform in West Dallas from February-September 2017, she began experimenting with paper pulp as a sculptural medium.
Laura is passionate about making art accessible to all, and pushing the boundaries on how we can reduce waste items to create sustainable art practices. Her Sunset residency project, “Paper Processing,” focuses on reusing discarded paper and unburdening our secrets through the process of art.