Accelerator Fellow (2017)
“One of the things that bothers me the most is feeling like I have no ability to predict or even understand the benefit or detriment of the money I spend–essentially, it seems to be all risk and little reward. My dream is to run my business 90% from my home, generating orders from online sources, galleries, art consultants, or whatever else allows me to stay home and not travel.”
“Art certainly is a business (though unlike any other), fraught with risk and uncertainty. I feel a strong sense that my work needs to be in the public eye, for sale, in order to be relevant, despite my ongoing compulsion to create.”
Sculptor Aaron Laux often works with reclaimed wood, metal, paper, and glass, and applies his background in woodworking and the building trades to his art. His pieces are intended to transform the built environment by conveying the presence of the natural world.
(Based in Madison, WI; www.aaronlauxdesign.com)