I wrestle to balance digital noise with my gravitational presence in the world, to absorb information and glean meaning. – Laurel Farrin, 2022 

Laurel Farrin’s work wavers on the threshold between abstraction and recognition–embodied in the slowness of paint and other substances that impose resistances, obstructions, turns and flows. Familiar may become unfamiliar; pathetic may become humorous. Farrin feels that she stumbles into images of her own invention. Abstractions may end up looking like architecture or figures or simple machines- cranks, balances, skids, reactors, extractors.