Laura Hines

Flagstaff Based Artist Laura Hines
Laura Hines is an artist and illustrator based in Flagstaff and Sedona, AZ. Her work primarily focuses on animal and human portraiture, using graphite pencils to render the delicate details of her evocative, monochromatic images. With time and nature as constant themes in her work, she explores the hazy veil between the past and the present, man and beast, living and dead. “My primary source of inspiration is 19th and early 20th century photography,” says Laura, “where the living, conscious gaze of the dead becomes unsettlingly palpable.” The artist finds this same phenomenon in the animal gaze, where there’s an almost discernable spark of consciousness and spiritual recognition between species. “In that moment of connection,” she explains, “linear time and physical isolation fall away, revealing the invisible corridors that connect human beings to otherwise intangible realities.”