Laurie Borggreve is an American artist and sculptor. Her early years were spent studying design, studio arts and art history. After working as a art director in San Francisco, New York and Chicago she moved to Minneapolis where she now uses her multidisciplinary background to create mixed media sculptures and installations.
I use a wide variety of materials to create intricate and highly detailed sculptures and installations. Many of my pieces are made up of hundreds and often thousands of individually handmade components. Transforming and expanding the potential of conventional materials, such as liquid adhesives, glass, plastics, and metal beyond their intended purpose, is a consistent focus in my work. Discovering the new possibilities of a material and how they might enhance a specific message or idea is an integral part of my process.
With the use of tiny details and subtle messages, I like to invite people to look past the obvious and engage them in close observation. Ideally, making a visual statement that will spark conversation and mark a social or political point in time. Current events, contradiction and collection, and the natural world are the influences that shape my work. Sometimes, my pieces form organically. Other times, they are planned in advance and highly structured. I use disparate methods and creative disciplines in order to make each piece a unique technical challenge. This also allows me to convey the beauty I feel variety can add to art and the everyday world.