Lara Mann

being creative is not so much the desire to do something as the listening to that which wants to be done: the dictation of the materials.
~anni albers

Repetition, balance, and color are the core elements in my practice.

Exploring simple design, organic growth patterns, and intuitive mark-making, I aim to create playfully balanced objects.

My process employs rules that are based on color and shape within a given system. I exploit the subtleties of the negative space to dictate composition. By adhering an authentic amount of calculated uncertainty, the outcome appears simple yet visually intense.

Using this model of intuitive structure, I pull from a variety of different visual vocabularies to investigate the boundary between intuitive and systemic.