JDSP: Untitled- Laura Owens

Junior Docent Student Work

Reproduction Artwork by Chloe Veir

Chloe Veir—Cedar Hills Elementary

Hi my name is Chloe, today I will be telling you about this artwork which is untitled by Laura Owens. This artwork was made in 2003 and  includes lots of textures in settings of winter and fall. This artwork was made with acrylic and oil paints on linen. The artist, Laura Owens was born in Euclid, Ohio in the 1970’s. She was raised in Norwalk, Ohio. She went to Rhode Island School. After she graduated she moved to Los Angeles.

I chose this work of art because when I look at it I see the world exploding with color and excitement. I see beauty and color and a young girl, like me, having fun. You can use your imagination to recreate what she is doing. It is exciting how the paint moves across the canvas. This artwork inspired me to create a 3-D forest out of modeling clay and wires. This artwork also inspired me because the girl looks happy, and when people are happy it makes me happy, too. There is plenty of texture in this artwork like the acrylic paint. It was spread from the left and now it sort of pops out. I used watercolors to recreate mine. Thank you for listening to my speech. And thank you to Mrs. Weiland and all of my art docent buddies, especially my mom. She helped me with everything I needed, and she kept encouraging me.

Artist and Artwork

Laura Owens (American, b. 1970)
Untitled, 2003
Acrylic and oil on linen
Three panels each: 77 × 38 1/8 in. (195.58 × 96.84 cm)
Lent by a private collection L2.2004
Photo credit: John R. Glembin