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“Shadow Series,” from the Autumn 2019 issue:

Laura Belevica is a Latvian architect, photographer, and multimedia artist based in Los Angeles, California.

Nature, color, and light are her primary inspirations in all of her work. Shadow Series is an example of simulacrum—an organic metamorphosis, an attempt to play with perception and imagination by finding meaning and endless creative potential in shadows, literally as well as metaphorically.

The work highlights the beauty of the mundane, often overlooked natural objects and the power of shadow in human beings. The subjects are photographed to capture their unique shadows that then serve as the starting point for the artwork that offers alternative interpretations of identity. She makes two new Shadow Series drawings a day and posts them on Instagram at @laurabelevica.

Shadow Exercise: What would you draw from this dried leaf above? Upload a photo of your work below and we’ll feature it on Orion‘s Instagram

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