ARTIST STATEMENT
Heather Lamanno


I create landscape paintings and mixed media transfers that yearn for physical beauty and structural intrigue. The visual intricacies and vibrant color of urban construction, cranes, and caution cones have been the focus my work for the last decade. I am drawn to this imagery beyond its aesthetic appeal, as ties between the history of my family and the construction industry in Kansas City run deep. I use the medium of painting to add a dignity and significance to the momentary existence of these overlooked spaces. I am an urban explorer whose goal is redefine how we see these temporary working environments. Intense colors, juicy texture, and fine lines draw you in to the paintings, while depicted multiple planes skewed perspective swallow you whole, enticing you to fall in love, and leaving you wanting more.