Laura Shea

Parker, CO

My work explores complex polyhedral structures and polygon formations stitched with beads and thread. The repertoire contains classic geometric forms, whole and partial frame polyhedra, regular tilings and tessellations. I connect the component forms at contiguous polygonal faces and edges to create chains, sculptural polyhedra and tilings. The open networks of tilings and frame polyhedra provide a magical space for light to play with crystal and glass beads scattering refracted light and creating intriguing patterns, both substantial and insubstantial.

Hokusai Abstract
Hokusai Abstract
7 x 8 x 8 cm
Crystal Beads and Monofilament

Three-dimensional Angle Stitching (Beadwork). Bangle consisting of Cubes and Truncated Octahedrons. The piece is inspired by the art of Hokusai and his images of waves.