Home PageArchivesVolume no. 6Issue 2Visual Arts: Laurel Shear

Between The Sheets

by Laurel Shear



My paintings are fueled by my experiences with lust and loss, ecstasy and grief. The bed serves as a metaphorical frame for two types of death: la petite mort of lovers and the ultimate ending of life. The bed is rectangular; it undulates, moves, and receives stains like a traditional painting. Tangled and unkempt bedclothes resemble body parts. The confusing masses become the record of a night’s sleep, evidence of the stillness of a bedridden body or enactments of multiple orgasms.

Laurel Shear is a painter currently living and working in Austin, Texas.

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