In the spring of 2012, Laurie Olinder started working on a series of paintings called Paper Falls. When the paintings are finished, the artist says that they “form large organic abstract patterns that reference on the micro level, pixels or cellular structures and on the macro level, aerial maps of urban land plots. My paintings bring to mind many kinds of movement as well: water flowing, the lapping of waves, the tumbling of a waterfall, or the slow movement of growth of structures or even cities.”
The artists most recent work is intensely organic in substance and style, small paintings eventually serve as single cells, hung together in rows and columns from which a larger artwork grows, endlessly interchangeable and depicting an amazing array of life in all its forms. The inks used for these paintings are made from organic materials, found by the artist in her everyday life.