I am writing to you and at the same time I am looking through my schedule. I think I will be spending all day in my studio space painting. I have decided that my blog is going to become a journal in which I will be sharing not only news about my practice but also my thoughts about what is going on right now in my head. What do you think?
My vision is to create a legacy that is going to last forever. Every single challenge that I take on, both in my life and in my work, is for only one purpose. That is to inspire people around me to do the same. My life put me in tough situations in which I had to come out stronger than ever: from being a young person without childhood dealing with poverty, to being an adult without a home dealing with misery and death. I use my paintings not only to create a safe place for myself but to make an impact on the world and change people’s lives. I have realised that the paintings I create make people listen, and consequently I believe that will give me the power one day to really make the changes that I want. I know that is how I am going to change the world. I will tell you a story that will give you a sense about all of this.
Four years ago my grandparents lost their only two sons in the same year, one being my father. Imagine what a mother must feel when losing everything that she was living for, the shock she was going through. One day she told me. “Last night I prayed to God to save my sons souls and take them by His side in Heaven and then I saw a picture of your work and I understood that God has given you a gift Laura. Bless all of us by allowing us to see how Heaven looks through your paintings”. Since then her pain became bearable knowing that they are in this wonderful place waiting to see their loved ones again. Now it makes so much sense. Before I never knew where all those ideas and creativity come from. When I paint I am going into an unconscious transformation to another world. I have a natural gift to painting and I believe this is for a bigger purpose.
I just want to find those one or two visionary people who share the essence of farsightedness and who will support me throughout this incredible journey. True visionaries often see possibilities where others see difficulty. So if you know you are that person or you know the person I am talking about please let me know.
I know I might look insignificant in comparison with other, more established artists but is not about who I am now . It is about who I can become tomorrow and about the greatness I can achieve.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It`s not."