Recently we paid a visit to Jamaica Inn and Laura Facey's latest display of hard wood drawings called Solandra. We call them drawings because despite their three dimensions and stature, these pieces are effectively working drawings beautifully but spontaneously rendered in mahogany.
The freshness of their lines and crude finish are something of a departure for Laura known for her perfectionism and polish. Instead floral sketches burst with untamed energy and lines that unravel, drip and scar their surfaces. Placed around the hotel's indoor outdoor dining area they find a space within which to breath and blossom.
Although, these pieces are sufficient unto themselves, there is still a sense of continuity with works from past exhibitions such as Laura's Everything Doors Series, and a hint of springtime and new beginnings.