Illustration // Monday, July 22, 2013
Based in Tucson, AZ, Laura Hines is an illustrator with a background in natural science illustration and a fascination for all things macabre and cadaverous, in particular the royal mummies of ancient Egypt. Their presence in the modern world affords an intimate human link to the mysterious past, as well as the ability to look upon their features and see parts of ourselves in their reposed expressions. From the leathery surface of the skin to the most delicate stroke of a still extant eyelash, Hines portrays these cherished archeological relics as individual people, each projecting a unique spirit and prevailing vitality never lost through the ages.
Illustration // Thursday, February 09, 2012
Juxtapoz is constantly in search of new talent and to give credit to the deserving and under-exposed. If you or someone you know is worthy of some Jux Love shoot me an email with a link to an illustrator or leave a comment below... thanks for your suggestions!!
Illustration // Thursday, December 08, 2011
In this series of drawings from illustrator Laura Hines, the dynamic faces of the past are lifted into the present, framed by decorative and natural elements that illuminate their perceived characters and dispositions. Her work will be on display in the group show "Nature, Adorned," with artists Michelle Anderst and Sharon Birzer, at Windermere Gallery in Seattle, WA, from Dec. 8th - Jan. 10th, with the opening reception on Dec. 8th from 6-9 PM.
Illustration // Thursday, August 18, 2011
'My work focuses on depicting wildlife with humanity,' says San Francisco-based illustrator Laura Hines. 'I try to bring the inner souls and vitality of animals to the surface of the canvas, exploring the ways we project our own conceptions of ugliness, history, and morbidity onto the bodies and minds of other creatures.'