Laura Phelps Rogers

As a contemporary artist, my three dimensional work focuses on metal fabrication, iron and bronze casting – with photography playing a critical role in both my creative process, installation and mixed media work.  Using a narrative approach my work integrates social and cultural constructs to reveal layers of familiarities.  Expanding those ideas to include larger topics of: roles of women, the west, the landscape and my agricultural roots continues to facilitate my interest in ephemeral materials as part of my visual process. The changing western landscape and our changing food sources serve as a basis to include food and natural materials in my work, while expanding the historical and social dialogue pertaining to food and food sources.  Using a layered approach, I frequently combine nostalgia with humor and playfulness, to contrast the more serious aspects of life and our environment.  Connecting viewers and community through my narrative approach continues to be a driving force in my work.

Laura Phelps Rogers

Laura Phelps Rogers, Bronze sculpture of A Simpler Time
A Simpler Time, cast bronze, wire, clothespins