Furniture Maker - Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Laura Petrovich-Cheney

"My life was forever changed after Hurricane Sandy devastated my home... I learned how quickly home and community can be destroyed; yet, materials can remind us of times long gone."

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Laura's beautiful pieces of art, such as wood quilts and sculptures, are an assessment of contemporary issues merged with traditional folk art practices. Much of Laura’s work is feminist in nature, incorporating traditional women’s arts such as needlework and quilting, which are then transformed through found and re-purposed materials.

Laura Petrovich-Cheney lives in Boston, Massachusetts (USA) and holds exhibitions at various galleries.

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"Although I use materials quite different from those of traditional quilters, our finished work shares similarities: An object of beauty and comfort that began as discarded scraps made meaningful by piecing together into an unchaotic whole."

Sunshine and Shadow

Onezie

Originally: discarded remnants

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Laura uses discarded remnants that are deeply embedded with meaning and transforms them into art. This includes wooden quilts made from the debris that she collected after Hurricane Sandy, the Gatlinburg Fires, and various other storms; she collected two-by-fours, strips of molding and trim, bits and pieces of boards, kitchen cabinets, and dressers. These remnants are meant to remind us of place and time—home and neighborhood, before and after.

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Pathways

Visit lauracheney.com or @laurapetrovichcheney to learn more.