Laurel Roth Hope
Laurel Roth Hope is a self-taught artist in San Francisco, CA. Before her art career, Roth Hope worked as a park ranger and in natural resource conservation. These professional experiences influenced her current work, which centers on the human manipulation of and intervention into the natural world.
SEE(d) is thrilled to speak with Laurel Roth Hope in San Francisco on Saturday, November 16, 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm where she also collaborates with Andy Diaz Hope.
Roth Hope is a 2017 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow and was a 2016 Resident Artist with the Kohler Arts and Industry program in Wisconsin. In 2013 she and her sometime collaborator, Andy Diaz Hope, completed a year-long Fellowship at the de Young Museum of San Francisco examining the history of human cooperation through architecture. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Mint Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21C Museum, the Zabludowics Collection, the Progressive Collection, and the Ripley’s Museum of Hollywood, among others.
For their installation The Woulds Roth Hope and Diaz Hope created a forest of tree-like sculptures made of wood, mirror, and glass that is part geometric and part organic as a way to integrate the ethereal with the natural. They imagine how a forest might appear to a bird that can see between worlds, a forest where the trees have souls and exist in multiple planes -- physical and spiritual. Roth Hope lives and works in Northern California.
Ripley's Birds of Paradise, mixed media including fake fingernails, nail polish, barrettes, false eyelashes, jewelry, walnut, swarovski crystal, 2010
Seraphim Murmuration, painted ceramic, 2017
the Woulds, collaborative installation between Laurel Roth Hope and Andy Diaz Hope, 2017