Laurel Roth Hope
Online Gallery of The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
Born 1973 in Concord, CA
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA
Laurel Roth Hope uses traditional techniques of carving, embroidery, crochet, and collage to transform ordinary materials into elaborate animal sculptures that are both playful and poignant. Her work is influenced by her background as a park ranger and focuses on the relationship between humankind and nature, touching on topics such as environmental protection, animal behavior, and species extinction.