Laurie Lundquist is an environmental artist with deep interests in both the natural and engineered systems at work in the urban landscape. The desire to strengthen a “connection to place” drives her work on many levels. Lundquist draws on land use history, cultural artifacts, geography, ecology and a sculptural sensibility to arrive at concepts that will resonate with a given site.
“Connection to place is a powerful elemental relationship that influences our way of being in the world. As an artist I aspire to design landscapes, built forms or circumstances that will deepen our understanding of and affinity with a given place. Site responsive work can provide portals that invite contemplation and connection to the places we inhabit.
It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to work in the public realm; all of these projects are the result of collaboration with a broad range of professionals and the public".