Working from a background of art and garden design, artist Laurie Keeley sets out to create furniture and objects to share with the public. "Years ago I realized that I had created & surrounded myself with a secret world of art and plants, " says Keeley.
|FURN - the studio of Tour Artist Laurie Keeley|
objects. A complex practice of conversion is involved in her studio.She works with very industrial processes – cutting, welding, powder coating – all just to reclaim
materials. Her internal process is simple: she turns up the loud music, turns on lots of lights, and just gets to it. She loves to play, experiment, and explore. "If having products to sell were not an issue, I would make prototypes all day long," she says.
Looking to energize and vitalize spaces, Laurie Keeley created her own business, FURN, where she rents and sells the furniture made in her studio. "My mission with FURN is to produce functional art that breathes soul into the spaces we spend time in syncing our everyday natural environments, art, & approachable design creatively together," says Keeley.
|Tour Artist Laurie Keeley in her studio|
Meet & see the working studio of Keeley along with 13 other artists on April 12-13, noon until 5 pm on the Tulsa Art Studio Tour. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit www.TulsaArtStudioTour.org.