About Laura Brookhart and Qwerty Design Studio
Life for me is about color and light.
Color is expressive, inspiring, energizing. It makes me jump up and down and clap my hands in childish joy.
As I have a genetic sensorineural hearing loss, my intake of the world has always been heavily slanted toward the visual.
My first love was a box of Crayola Crayons® that stole my heart and required me to admire both their special fragrance and aura before touching them to the page. A new box of 64 Crayola Crayons® was a very special event.
Yet, I avoid the label ‘artist’ as that denotes someone who draws and paints. I rely on serendipity, synchronicity and ‘mistakes with a message’ in my fine art work.
My journey through ‘colorland’ has explored collage (from an early age when not coloring, I was cutting up catalogs and magazines and reassembling into new designs) graphic design, bookmaking, wearable art, silkscreen, and alternative photography techniques.
Nature in any nuance is a favorite study and I’m quite fond of organic decay – rust, dead flowers, patina.
From behind the lens of my camera, any daily encounter or quirky scene may capture my attention and become a springboard for playful manipulation or whimsical juxtaposition.
Available for freelance writing and photographic assignments. See expanded portfolio at:
Qwerty Design Studio