Laura Maney

Artist Statement

I am a lifelong resident of central Pennsylvania with a BA in Art History from Penn State University.  My degree is complemented by numerous studio art courses taken over the years in ceramics, painting, photography, and most recently, printmaking.

I spent many years working as a professional gardener, and my interest in botany shows up frequently in my art work.  I enjoy attempting to immortalize the fleeting bits of life that we often look past, and frequently choose realistic subject matter.

My current focus is stone lithography, an almost magical process whereby a print is produced by first drawing an image on a stone, then treating the drawing with acid etches which enable ink to adhere to it.  Once inked, the stone is then manually turned through a press, imprinting the image onto paper.

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