Laura Ingrid is a studio artist currently located west of Toronto, Ontario. She completed her BFA in Jewelry and Metal Arts in 2017 at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Laura has since started her own jewelry company, primarily focusing on commissioned and personal projects. She is currently in the process of selling her recent body of work in local and independently owned shops. She is continuously honing her craft and finding inspiration for her next body of work.
My work has always been inspired by my experiences in everyday, mundane life. The concept of structures and boundaries has influenced me to explore ways that visually express the strain we put on ourselves and others to live within these frames of what we believe to be socially acceptable. I often chose to convey these ideas through a combination of strong contrasts between organic and structural characteristics in my work. I enjoy experimenting with the relationships between such extreme opposites and creating a cohesive piece that manages to work in harmony.
My work is primarily silver and copper, with the exception of bronze, and mixed media accents. These materials are used for one of a kind creations in the form of either wearable jewelry or sculptural works. I am currently focusing on lost wax casting and hand fabrication techniques.