The Parative Project

this flag won't change your life, but it will change someone else's


Drew Oxley

We are so excited for you all to get to know Laura better. She is an incredible artist and when Taylor suggested her for the wildflower flag's illustration/design we took one look at her work and became a fan of her. Do yourself a favor and check out her work after you read about her dream!

PARATIVE: It is so exciting and fun to work with you. Thanks for taking time to answer our questions! When we started this flag collaboration, Taylor really wanted you to do the design. How do you guys know each other?

LAURA: Taylor and I have some mutual friends - one of them being Madisen Kuhn, I illustrated her book of poetry! Somehow Taylor and I ended up in contact through a few different connections. 

PARATIVE: So cool, we will have to check that book out. LAURA, we would love to hear about one of your dreams!

LAURA: A dream I have is to have my own brick and mortar store with my work as well as other artists.

PARATIVE: Man, that would be cool! What is a way you are dreaming to do this idea, or taking steps to make it a reality?

LAURA: Steps I am making towards this goal are to constantly put more work out there and build my portfolio! Hopefully the dream will be a reality in 5-10 years!

PARATIVE: If there's a person, business, or band that you could add to you portfilio who would it be?

LAURA: Tough question! Not one person or group comes to mind specifically at the moment, I'll have to think on that one!

PARATIVE: Your artistic style is unique and whimsical, where do you get your inspiration?

LAURA: I try to pull inspiration from everywhere and everything! I love flowers, people and traveling. (I'm currently on a plane back to Paris from Stockholm!)

PARATIVE: That is awesome. And now for a really tough one, what is your favorite pastry in Paris?

LAURA: Yes, favorite pastry is a tough one. I'm gonna go with the classic croissant. 

PARATIVE: Thanks for chatting, Laura and thanks for the killer flag design. We are so excited for them to go live later today!