For over 25 years, Laurie Borggreve has worked as a fine artist and designer in cities across the country including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Minneapolis. She combines her knowledge of multiple disciplines and techniques to create one of kind mixed-media sculptures and installations. ------------------------ A word from the artist.
I use a wide variety of materials to create delicate and highly detailed sculptures and installations. Many of my pieces are made up of hundreds and often thousands of individually hand made components.
Transforming and pushing conventional materials, such as liquid adhesives, glass, and plastics, beyond their intended purpose, is a consistent focus in my work. Discovering the potentials of a material and how it might enhance a specific message or idea is an integral part of my process.
Current events, contradiction and collection, and the natural world are the influences that shape my work. With tiny details and subtle messages, I like to invite people to look past the obvious and engage them in close observation. Sometimes, my pieces form organically. Other times, they are planned in advance and highly structured. I use these disparate methods and creative disciplines in order to make each piece a unique technical challenge. This also allows me to convey the beauty I feel variety can add to art and the everyday world. ---------------------- Laurie is currently creating an illuminated ceiling installation for the City of Minneapolis. You can keep up to date on her progress and see works for purchase on Instagram @LAURIEBORGGREVE or www.lborggreve.com