March 19, 2019
By kelundra Smith
It’s easy to get lost in Laura Bell’s ornate ink and watercolor ecosystems. Bell is fascinated by the fraught interactions between humans and other species. She creates detailed, black-and-white drawings of animals, with a pop of paint to define their natural habitats. Then, she uses tweezers to meticulously apply tiny pieces of Bristol and paper cutouts to create a three-dimensional effect. She said her affinity for working with paper comes from her father, who was a printer.