Laura Kranz Homepage

This is normal.

I’m Laura. I find the human experience incessantly strange, and I use creative expression as a way to deal with that. And, hopefully, to relate to a few other humans along the way.

About me

Art

I draw and paint in many styles. Probably too many. Most often, I end up making weird surreal images by combining everyday objects with things that don’t belong.

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Music

I’m a pianist, drummer, and vocalist. I compose and produce original music … typically with an unnecessary bent toward complex time signatures and dorian mode.

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Philosophy

I write about navigating social issues, business, politics, and more—usually in the form of rants. I rant against posturing, conformity, power hierarchies … fun stuff like that.

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There’s basically a lot here

I’m kind of prolific. You know, probably because I can’t stop myself from thinking about how a day will come when my brain will cease to exist. Insert overused quote about mortality and the futility of human existence here.

On this site live hundreds of blog posts, over 1,000 art works, and dozens of original pieces of music.

It’s OK if you don’t look at them all (I haven’t even bothered to do that. JK of course I have), but I am curious to share thoughts with you. Especially if you see something I made or said that resonates with your experience.

Don’t be scared to interact with me

I know, I’m kind of weird … but so are you. It’s a normal part of being human. (LOL @ oxymorons … but seriously, though.)

Don’t let that stop you from dropping me a comment. I love getting those things.

I also get a boost to my sensations when a stranger hits me up on Twitter. So go ahead. Do it.

If you really want to be on the inside track, join my email list (below). I read every reply to any email I send.

Confession: I really need attention

“OK, I gotta get this off my chest.” I caught pace with a college buddy as we left class. “Uh, all...
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How to Discriminate (surreal line drawing)

Reality happens, but you can happen back. You can sharpen your reflexes to happen back faster....
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17 Christian visual artists you should know about

It wasn't that long ago that the most astonishing, impressive, revolutionary art was created by...
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The Lost Ones (surreal mixed media piece)

I turned the pages she wrote long ago Most of them were crumpled, or splattered I found creatures...
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Delete Memory (mixed media drawing)

You curate the surface of your life Weeding out what you don't like But the reality of you is...
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