Drawing from personal spiritual experiences, my work investigates the way playful craft materials can be manipulated with other fine art components as a means of exploring connections between the visceral, graphic, sublime, and carnal. The organic forms I describe are intricately adorned organs, wombs, and hearts that display the external evidence of internal rebirth and are physical manifestations of things spiritually discerned.
Lael earned her BFA from Southern Methodist University and her MFA from the University of Iowa, both with concentrations in painting. Exhibits of her work include a solo exhibition at the Forth Worth Community Arts Center along with numerous group shows in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Metroplex. Her work has been featured in Create! Magazine Issue 13, Peripheral Vision Arts Salon 2017, Studio Visit Magazine, Art Habens Contemporary Review, and on the International Fine Arts Fund, Create! Magazine, and Artist Meets Mother blogs. Lael has taught at the secondary and college level and currently lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband and children.