Adams’ collages include found items from nature, textured papers, painted papers and exotic patterned papers from many different countries of origin that have been cut up, layered, and adhered with acrylic medium. Often, ten or more layers of material are used to create a single work. The result is a “painting” with a distinct, three-dimensional effect.


“Yellow-throated Warbler in Sweetgum Tree”

Yellow-throated Warblers are beautiful visitors to the maritime forest in the spring, where they are found in woodlands full of tall trees and open understory.  The male’s song, clear rolling notes dropping in pitch, is a common sound of the maritime forest in spring.  The Sweetgum Tree is a common lowland hardwood tree whose seeds provide food for many birds of the maritime forest. 


Renowned Atlanta Collage Artist, Laura W. Adams, is teaming with Mystic Osprey Gallery in Beaufort to create awareness about our country’s diminishing Maritime Forests, and to raise money for Port Royal Sound Foundation. 15% of proceeds from the show’s art sales will be donated to the foundation.

Yellow-Thoated Warbler in Sweetgum Tree, 10 x 20"Collage