Laura Maltz Gossen lives in Austin, Texas. She began painting while recovering from a back injury sustained in a car accident at 17. Working at first with collage and later with painting, she noticed certain colors, horizon lines, and shapes changed her mood.
The process of recovering from that injury also drew her into a career as a Physical Therapist. A strong scientific interest in the body, the brain, and the visual system influences her selection of subject matter as well as her technique. Through her paintings, she investigates pain, posture and movement, and how light turns into meaning after passing through our eyes.
Recently chickens have been frequent subjects, for their physical grace and straightforward reptilian agendae. Landscapes and natural objects also currently provide an channel to explore color and the mechanics of optical phenomena such as eye tracking patterns and micro areas of motion.