Laura Saunders Kaiser is a mother of three who also happens to be quite the talented fiber artist.
Those two roles — mother and artist — go hand in hand when it comes to churning out new creations.
“A lot of my inspiration comes from my children and watching them create something,” she said. “They are creating something out of pure joy. There’s no judgment. It’s playful.”
This carefree approach has given her the freedom to experiment and explore new techniques and unconventional materials.
Kaiser employs a variety of surface design techniques and often dyes or paints her own fabric. She uses fibers such as organza and treated and printed Pellon Lutradur (a cross between fabric and paper). All of these make the perfect mediums for sewing, three-dimensional wall art and quilting.
“Laura’s quilts are charming, whimsical, colorful and fun,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit. “We really appreciate her sharing her craft with us.”
A sampling of her work is now on display inside the North County Transit Center in Ferguson. The art pieces, a total of eight that vary in size and content, will be on display at the transit center until the end of September.
Kaiser said it is a huge honor to have her work displayed at the North County Transit Center. To her, art has the power to move beyond walls.
“I love being able to bring a little bit of happiness where it is unexpected,” she said.