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Laura Miracle is a mixed-media sculptor, art director, project manager, and teacher. Her interactive sculptures explore patterns in nature: work that is driven by a desire to understand the nature of the human-object interaction, including tools, the built environment, and props for film/tv/theater. As Art Director for Opera-Matic, she designed participatory art experiences in public spaces. Laura was the founding Woodworking Department Manager at the Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center, and teaches Production Design and Fabrication at Columbia College. Laura has a BFA in Sculpture from Northern Illinois University, and an MFA in Sculpture from Miami of Ohio.

Here she is on one of the most satisfying days of her professional life- she was ‘tree shopping’ for a fallen oak to use in her collaboration with Transit Studio.