Laurie Radin | Liminal Spaces
My collage work developed out of a love for collecting interesting paper and ephemera, and my interest in the liminal aspect of life, portraying it by overlapping and blending layers of color, design, and images. I am fascinated by the ambiguities of life and how to convey this in art. Along with my interest in acquiring beautiful paper from around the world, I also collect textiles; many years ago, I had a small craft business sewing scarves from pieced kimono fabric.
I enjoy working in many areas of design, including mixed media, textile arts, book art, photography, graphic design, and art from nature. My bachelor’s degree in art and design was earned at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and Metropolitan State College (Denver). Here in the Northwest, I’ve taken classes from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and The Pacific Northwest Art School on Whidbey Island. In the past few years, I have been taking some great online art classes. I am originally from Michigan but have lived in Seattle for over 30 years, enjoying the natural beauty of this area.