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In This City, Dreaming in the Garden

In This City, Dreaming in the Garden

Artist: Laurence Holden

Title: In This City, Dreaming The Garden

Date: 1998

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 51″ x 42″

Tradition: Abstract Reasoning

The Artist: Laurence Holden is best known for his mixed-media paintings, which explore the tension between the rough tactile materials of life and nature. In 1998 the Gwinnett Fine Arts Center in Duluth, Georgia, held a retrospective of these works, In the Garden of the Golden Sections 1984-1998. The natural forces of creation/destruction are a central inspiration for Holden’s work, and his paintings are marked by a finely tuned balance between spontaneity and control. Holden was born in England and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. His works have been commissioned for the IRS Southeastern Regional Service Center, Atlanta; Conference Center, University of North Florida, Jacksonville; and Carnegie Center for Peace, Washington, D.C., among others.

About the Artwork: Holden is quoted as saying about his work, “I hope the works will gradually reveal – not the first time they are experienced, maybe not even the 10th time, but perhaps after the 100th – that there is a natural rightness at the center of life’s cycles, something ineffably and unalterably right and good, and that we’re part of this rightness.”

Last updated: 2/12/2020