Size: 35"W x 46"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This oil painting was sourced from a photograph as me as a baby looking in the mirror at my own reflection. The image got me thinking about our earliest conceptions of our selves and our struggle to identify who with our physical body and appearance as well as come up with a concept of who we think we are. This painting is framed in a thin black painted wood.
Laura Makinen was born (1980) and raised in the city of Chicago. Art and music have been instrumental throughout her life. At Grinnell College, while pursuing a degree in Religious Studies, Laura took began a serious love affair with painting. After finishing her first degree, Laura completed a BFA in Painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and subsequently moved to San Francisco. Although she fell in love with the Bay Area, Laura is currently residing with her family back home in Chicago, where she recently completed a yoga teacher training and is painting up a storm. Over the years, she has created a significant body of both figurative and abstract work, and has participated in group shows throughout the United States.