Lauretta Lowell
  • Female
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • United States
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Wild Gypsy

"Thank you Kanchan!"
Apr 4, 2013
Kanchan Mahon commented on Lauretta Lowell's photo
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Wild Gypsy

"Your work is obviously so wonderfully unique and detailed that I am looking forward to seeing each one and giving it the thought and consideration it deserves! The composition of this and the oval of red you see when looking strait on like this…"
Apr 4, 2013
Liz Vaughn commented on Lauretta Lowell's video
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Things That Go Bump In The Night - Assemblage Creatures by Lauretta Lowell

"Bizarre fun and wonder! Love your imagination and the large scale and detail of your work. BTW, it's Virginia WOolf who I think you are quoting. "
Apr 3, 2013
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Lady Hawk

"You are too kind. "
Mar 23, 2013
Stephen Mead commented on Lauretta Lowell's photo
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Lady Hawk

"Precision and patience pays off with this wonderful whimsical creation."
Mar 23, 2013
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Lady Hawk

"Thank you Adrianne!"
Mar 22, 2013
Lauretta Lowell is now friends with Adrianne Moro, Kathie Vezzani and mizzy zdroj
Mar 22, 2013
Adrianne Moro commented on Lauretta Lowell's photo
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Lady Hawk

"Amazing! I love it!"
Mar 22, 2013
Adrianne Moro commented on Lauretta Lowell's photo
Mar 22, 2013
mizzy zdroj commented on Lauretta Lowell's video
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Things That Go Bump In The Night - Assemblage Creatures by Lauretta Lowell

"delightful mix of whimsey and macabre! we would get along just fine! ;)"
Mar 11, 2013
Kanchan Mahon commented on Lauretta Lowell's photo
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Thelma - A Norwegian Princess

"Very cool! I love the heart with rays in the middle is the “crowning touch”!"
Mar 8, 2013
Lauretta Lowell posted a video

Things That Go Bump In The Night - Assemblage Creatures by Lauretta Lowell

Make sure the lights are on when you look at these assemblage creations! Enjoy Lauretta Lowell's assemblage creatures in all their frightening details from W...
Jan 12, 2013
Lauretta Lowell and Ariane Jurquet are now friends
Jul 26, 2012
Lauretta Lowell posted photos
Jul 12, 2012
Lauretta Lowell replied to Matthew Taggart's discussion A new idea and/or collaboration(if interested)
"My address is Lauretta Lowell, 78440 Glastonbury Way, Palm Desert, CA 92211 "
Jul 2, 2012
Lauretta Lowell replied to Matthew Taggart's discussion A new idea and/or collaboration(if interested)
"I would love to be involved in this.  I think it would be a great way for us to get to know each other and each other's style.  Count me in.  Lauretta Lowell, www.whimsicalcuriosities.com, laurettacreations@gmail.com"
Jul 2, 2012

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What kind of art do you do?
Assemblage, Collage, Mixed Media
What is your website address?
www.whimsicalcuriosities.com
What is the guiding principle in your art?
I create art with the intention to capture your curiosity, make you smile, and make you feel you are experiencing something you have never experienced or seen before.

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BIOGRAPHY

Palm Desert’s Assemblage Artist, Lauretta Lowell, first became addicted to treasure hunting and collecting odd things at the young age of 7 years old, while living on military bases in Japan where her father was an Army Major. She would keep herself busy by collecting discards from other family’s trash containers (when they were relocated) and built sculptures and “tree forts”. 

 

Growing up, her mother, a fashion designer and painter, was a great source of inspiration for Lauretta. She spent her high school and college years living on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii surfing, batiking and designing bathing suits. Her artistic sense was also influenced strongly by the beauty of the islands, and the many local superstitions.

 

Leaving the islands in 1976, Lauretta moved to Santa Barbara, California where she started a career in marketing and a family.  She became interested in collecting unusual antiques and machine parts for her home, a converted horse stable on three acres.   Her 28 year marketing career took her to New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Peru, Paris, England, Wales, Tahiti, and Australia. 

 

After the stress of her divorce, raising her two boys, and working 10 hour days, Lauretta had a stroke that took her short term memory, her ability to walk, talk, and write from her.  After five years of physical therapy, she began visiting junk stores, antique stores, and warehouses again waking up her creative juices. She found that she was drawn to vintage items from the 1930s-1950s. Her sense of humor and her self-imposed art therapy helped her heal greatly as she began creating mixed media collages and assemblages. 

 

In 2004 she moved to Palm Desert and in 2008 she started her business Whimsical Curiosities, showcasing her assemblage creations. Her assemblage sculptures, shrines, jewelry, mosaics are designed with the intention to capture your curiosity, make you smile and feel you are experiencing something you have never seen before.

 

Lauretta sells her work in local and coastal fine art festivals. She has been in galleries in Palm Springs, Fallbrook and Santa Barbara, California; Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, Michigan, and Seattle. You can see her work on her website at www.whimsicalcuriosities.com.

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At 8:03pm on May 29, 2011, Stephen Mead said…
It is true success to live up to your artistic principles.
At 10:26am on December 29, 2010, Maz42 said…

Hi Lauretta 

Your work is fantastic, I just spent a lovely time browsing your photos, great stuff!  ;o)

Marian

At 2:05pm on December 22, 2010, Salvage Art Sweetheart said…
Hello, Lauretta!
Honored to be friends with you - your work is spectacular!
Cheers!
Marsha
Salvage Art Sweetheart
 
 
 

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