this collected body of work is about the discovery of what exists in moments of stillness; relating to the fine line between one life and the next, both literal and figurative.

lawrence studied painting and photography at the kansas city art institute and the academy of art university in san francisco.  She has studied conscious dying through hospice and death midwifery and has a degree in spiritual psychology.  exploring metaphysical themes, her work reveals both the geographical and emotional landscape where she resides. she uses photography to make painterly imagery shot with various types of cameras, creating narratives that lead the viewer down the path of the human condition, creating a sense of myth and occasionally just the stark reality of ones relationship to the self.  she is currently exploring her deep connection to nature through photographing trees, holding space for conversations on grieving through community ritual and dance, and working with natural fibers to add textiles to the collected body of work with the central theme of transformation and remembrance.

joslyn beta lawrence / los angeles, california

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Hand-Dyed Indigo Custom Burial Shroud, 2016