Born in Los Angeles, Laura Pierson earned a B.S. in Kinesiology and recently received an M.A. in Visual Arts at California State University, Northridge. She photographs landscapes and natural environments using both analog, digital and alternative approaches. Her mixed media work embodies the physical and emotional responses she has to the places she travels. The photographs begin with lifting the emulsion of inkjet prints and then placing it onto a surface. The various substrates replace traditional photographic paper and transforms each image into a unique object whose formidable presence acknowledges nature’s constancy.