Kayla and Laura Spaan “ReCollections” January 2014
Kayla Ray Sparrow and Laura Bliss Spaan present, “ReCollections” a convergence of artistic imagination from a mother/daughter duo who share a penchant for collecting and a passion for recycling. Kayla is a paper-pulp painter and printmaker from Homer. Her mother, Laura, is a filmmaker from Anchorage, who creates mixed-media assemblages. These quirky creatives present a subjective landscape animated by styrofoam packing forms punctuated with glowing x-rays, cafeteria trays awash in watery moving images from around the world, immersive kinetics made from pulped mantras on paper and hundreds of plastic lids collected in Homer nested in an explosion of recovered color.