Where do you now live?: Southend, UK
Where would you most like to live?: In a home of my own
Who was your first “hero” in life?: My Mum
What is your favorite thing to do on your day off from work?: I dont have days off, My brain doesn’t let me but if I were to try, its spending time with my children, reading and dancing round the front room to whatever music we can find that very moment whilst giggling hysterically.
Wooster: What is your favorite color?: Depends on my mood, the weather and the day of the week. Wooster: Who (or what) do you love?: My family, I have two little boys whom I am immensely proud of. I adore creating and being around people who create. Wooster: Who and/or what are some of your influences? When I was 7, My Dad used to be a window dresser in London, he would chop up bits of perspex and arrange objects in our front room ready to take to display the next day, he is amazingly creative and has always encouraged me along with my Mum to be active and question everything…I have a fascination with mannequins which I am sure will come out in my work sooner or later! Wooster: What other artists do you most admire? Glenn Brown Anyone that makes work. Its so easy to have ideas or thoughts and let them swirl around in your head without expressing them…. In particular I am most interested in work by Cut up Collective, Cayetano Ferrer, Hans Haacke, Adam Neate, Antony Micallef, Jenny Holzer, Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Downey and Darius, Kelsey Brookes, Rachel Howard, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Antony Micallef, Banksy and after a visit to the Tate Modern at the weekend Cildo Meireless…the list goes on and on and I can easily get ever so carried away with myself!! Wooster: What other talent would most like to have? I would love to be able to understand Math, I just cant get my head round it at all. I also harbour a secret desire to be able to skateboard-nothing too tricky just actually move in a straight line without feeling like I am going to fall on my bottom and perhaps jump up and down a kerb (if I am feeling a bit flash)...but I think I can list that alongside the wish to be able to do a full cartwheel! Wooster: What do you fear the most? Room 101 Wooster: What is your greatest ambition? Peace You can see more of Laura’s work here.