Laurent has a way of integrating his life experiences in his work. He grew up in the inner city, so he calls this "Outer City dreams". Laurent was able to leave the rough inner city of Chicago's Southside, and settle down in the confines of Atlanta. He used to dream of a place where his dreams could thrive, and Atlanta proved to be the place. Sometimes you get more than a wonderful work of art. Sometimes you get a piece of the artists's soul.