Laurie Hassold is a sculptor based out of Southern California that constructs bizarre organisms out of this world. She molds her extraterrestrial lifeforms out of clay, bones, wire, paint, and other random objects. H.R. Giger and Kris Kuksi would be proud.
Laurie’s beautifully surreal sculptures cry out from within their own little wiggly world. At first glance, one is struck by their symmetrical, flowering grace and elegant composure. Somehow, you knows a woman created them, both pretty yet somehow painful. At closer look, the juxtapositions in her imagery start to smack you around. They are delicate yet grisly, feminine yet macho, organic yet mechanical, cerebral yet sensual, fun but also dead serious. The ying and yang of her works are reflective of life itself and it is her singular creativity, which holds our interest and makes us want more. Sculptures which resemble organic creatures of the Alien variety, they are composed of sometimes humorous, often symbolic and always strangely wondrous recycled items.
Everyone loves a good underwater photography series, but how often do you get to see one as well executed as the one above?