STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF

LAURA PALMER

STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF

LAURA PALMER

Study For A Portrait of Laura Palmer was inspired by the feeling surrounding this central figure from David Lynch & Mark Frost’s TV series Twin Peaks (1990).

Twin Peaks follows an FBI investigation into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (played by Sheryl Lee) in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington. 🌲☕️⚡️

On the last night of term summer 2015 I stayed up all night in Warwick University library and watched Twin Peaks season 1 right through on a tiny VHS player (the library’s only copy was on tape). A few weeks later I discovered the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. It was an extremely hot summer, with these uncanny, ferocious, lightning storms. Many long nights up late watching and rewatching clips from Fire Walk With Me. One night I got this image in my head of Laura Palmer’s face on a TV screen in an empty warehouse. The next day I had this idea. 🔥⚡️

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