As an artist and educator, Laura lives and works in Oakland, California. She has an MFA from the California College of the Arts and a BA from Wesleyan University. Her photography is represented by Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City and the DeSoto Gallery in Los Angeles. Here she talks about her work: Response "In this series I am responding to photographs both as representations and tangible objects. Through physically altering enlarged prints and then re-photographing the results, I create works that oscillate between image and object, photography and sculpture, landscape and still life. While they may appear illusory, the resulting pictures are documents of actual events and are thus as authentic as the original representational images contained within."