Laurence creates installations in social, geographical and historical contexts, highlighting the relationship between individuals and their environment. Her work investigates emotional responses to the notions of time, origin and places; our experience of nature is mediated by the history and culture embedded in the shaping of the landscape.
Laurence’s work weaves collective and personal narratives together, conveying a sense of displacement and impermanence which is transformed into new possibilities. She undertakes challenges which often push the limits of feasibility, made possible through collaboration with a local communities, other artists, architects and engineers.
For many years she was undertaking practice-based research into art, traditional skills, environment and social innovation through the various residencies. She is now half way through her PHD research in creative pedagogies at Arts University Bournemouth. Since 2015 her persona as The French Artist makes regular appearances as an effective community engagement tool.