Sad Passing: Laurel Burch

I was sad to learn this weekend that one of my beloved inspirations Laurel Burch, has died. Laurel was one of the very reasons I became an artist due to her artistic achievements despite her adversities. I will miss her evolving works.

Back when I aspired to become an accomplished artist, feeling destitute and alone, I’d walk into Hudson’s Department store to examine the latest fashion. I absolutely love scarves and remember finding Laurel’s gorgeous scarves with fabulous cats and horses amidst the sea of color. Although reasonably priced, I could never afford a scarf and always saved a place in my collection to include one or two of her pieces. Later in life, I came across her Fantastic Feline mug on a department store shelf and coveted it for my very own.

Today, I drink out of her Fantastic Felines mug today to salute her and her artistic perseverance through her illness, heartache, and success.

You can read the NYTimes Article Here

One thought on “Sad Passing: Laurel Burch

  1. Jeanne Rhea says:

    This is very interesting. I did not know she was one of your inspirations, but I had the urge to email you as soon as I read about her passing a few days ago. I always admired her work, but had never known about her adversities until I read her obituary. So amazing what some people accomplish under difficult circumstances.


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