Born from a conversation about retreats for “furries” deep in Canada's wilderness,
the inspiration for Soft Stories began to form.
Images began to move me... nothing sensational... but something more
A strange paradigm began to reveal itself
one we share rather than one that separates...
Our longing to commune with nature at this time of environmental crisis
our desperate need for intimacy in a technological world.
It became important to create tangible yet anonymous characters.
Ones that resembled animals in our northern landscape...
Ones that were sensual and lush but
from artificial plastics, polymers, and acrylics
Laura Jane collaborated with artist and designer Sara Wood
who meticulously created costumes by hand.
Shot in vast, pure, and magnificent landscapes
exploring the notion of something soft, quiet, reflective
about our longing and our collective nature.
This work is about the beautiful world that we tread upon
with our needs and our appetites.
It is about the distance we've created in our modern world
and the beauty and love that always exists
peeking through the artifice it hides behind
longing to thrive...