Laura Dodson conjures up mutable, romantic environments by choreographing ephemera reclaimed from toy chests, sidewalks, wastebaskets and dinner table scraps. Whereas she once captured fleeting moments with her camera, Dodson now synthesizes her enigmatic narratives in the digital darkroom. Her images embrace artifice but are unafraid to explore fraught and sometimes disturbing emotional states. Christy Papadopoulou notes in The Athens News that they "hook the viewer with their paradoxical marriage of the beautiful and the macabre". NY-based art critic Mario Naves has written that Dodson applies a "jeweler's-style attention to detail" and possesses an "uncanny ability to clarify physical sensation and psychological tension."