Laura Frances de Moxom is a mixed media artist obsessed by the melancholy, the passing of time, sweet sadness and the fragile beauty of existence. She searches tirelessly through her past, and the past of others, through second hand stores, forgotten objects and memories to tell stories. She slips into nostalgia, most commonly for the brutal sentimentality of the Victorian era and painstaking craft techniques of the past, yet these appear most often as an aesthetic to the work, rather than a concept, as really she knows she will not find what she wants here, or in fact anywhere. Perhaps this is the reason for her melancholy.
The connection with memory and collection in her practice draws her to work on projects for Museums, Libraries and Care homes.
Exhibition: Remembering Margaret, Feb – Apr 2017.