Laura Bidwa creates complex abstract environments. In Silence Yourself, the background of the print features delicate yet charged crosshatching. In the foreground are two cloud-like structures anchored to the left margin and the center of the composition. These cumulus towers almost mirror one another exactly, like imperfect reflections on the surface of a pond. Their abstraction leaves many questions unanswered; are they clouds, organisms, smudges? Bidwa is drawn to artmaking in part because of its physical nature, but also, the illusions of a seemingly concise whole.