Nancy Staub Laughlin '76 Alumni Online Exhibition 2010
I work exclusively with pastels on paper. I begin a “simulated still life” drawing by carefully selecting visual effects and putting them into improbable situations. I create these stills by gathering specifically chosen props and then combining them to create a new concept of the still life. Once this unreal composition is photographed and documented, it becomes a tangible reality. I work from the photograph to create the finished pastel on paper.