“A good art documentary is essential every now and then. Janet Laurence’s art translates in the medium perfectly. The ideas and their execution are conveyed beautifully in this film. Laurence’s art on TV, is as marvelous as a Polar bear”
Ruth Ritchie, Sydney Morning Herald.
Janet Laurence is one Australia’s most important artists working today, having presented exhibitons, installations and projects in Australia, Japan and other countries in the Pacific.
Made over eight years, The Life World traces the inspiration and creation of her public installations from Homebush, to Sydney Museum, the amazing Synagogue windows, the Australian War Memorial in Hyde Park London and Melbourne City Council’s revolutionary new building CH2. An informed passion for conservation, architecture, science and the natural world fills her work.
Janet has a fervent obsession for the natural world. She uses elements of the environment to show us the hidden beauty and dangerous fragility of both the natural and cultural worlds. Working like a modern day alchemist, she experiments with materials, transforming matter from the mundane to the extraordinary, creating spaces where secret information normally hidden from us, gets revealed like an X-Ray. Her studio is like an artist’s laboratory. She is artist, alchemist and architect, who constructs, initiates and transforms.