Placitas Artists - Laura Robbins
About the Artist - Laura Robbins
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Laura Robbins celebrates what is important to her: the imagination and the sacred. In her mosaic work, she combines glass with handmade glazed clay forms and other objects, such as stone, fossils or even cement nails to create large murals and small intimate scenes of unique designs. Her work moves between whimsical and personal images of nature and the organic and abstract. The exquisite properties of stained glass are especially interactive with light and the mosaics take on lives of their own as reflections change throughout the day, whether inside or out of doors.

In New Mexico, Laura's public work can be seen at the Range Cafes in Bernalillo and Albuqerque, Accion New Mexico and Bosque, Amy Biehl and Sandia Prep schools. She has done many mosaic murals, backsplashes, entrance stones and fireplaces for private homes and businesses. She is continually working on free-hanging wall pieces as well as sculpture. Altar for the Wild Horses was displayed at the Millicent Rogers Museum and won a top award in the New Mexico Women in the Arts 2007 Originals show. Laura has initiated and is co-leading the many artists, children and residents who are involved in creating the seven panel Placitas Community Mosaic "Protect our Wildlife Corridors" in process on the Placitas Recycling center wall. Her work was featured in the Spring 2007 Su Casa Magazine. She is currently showing at the Matrix Gallery in the Nob Hill area in Albuquerque.

Laura's home is in the foothills of the Sandia mountains in New Mexico. she shares her ridge top with her family and artist-friends, as well as hawks, ravens, rattlesnakes, rabbits, coyotes, beloved wild horses and horny toads.

If interested in seeing more of Laura's mosaics, please visit her website:

Laura Robbins - Photo by Bill Diven
Photo: Bill Diven