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Monday, April 21, 2008

New Stuff!

New Paintings! Man I had the worse time trying to make the colors seem alright on the web. Stupid web rgb profile, it messes up beautiful work.

"King Fisher and Queen Triggerfish" each 15"x15" oil on board
Play on words, they have crowns of their namesakes... haha. yeah.

"Soy vs Corn" 16"x20" oil on canvas
here's my long winded explaination
This is of two girls, one is born from soy plants and the other corn. This piece is about how both corn and soy are seen in current politics as "green" renewable sources when in realit they are both very harmful to the environment. Ethanol is made from corn but to create it is very pollutant and it isn't as efficient as gasoline which means you'd have to fill your tank more and at a higher price. Now with the corn prices going up (making food costs soar) farmers who use to farm soy now grow corn. Farmers in Brazil are now growing more soy to keep with the demands and cutting down the rainforest at the fastest rate ever.

So you see they supposedly are "good" but are tied together in a harmful consequence to the earth. That is why their braided together hair turns to their hands because in our hands we are creating destruction. This is a ery "Ohio" piece for me considering soy and corn are the main cash crops of the state.

I'm off my soap box now.


jeremy melton said...


Kaylen Conley said...

Hey Lauren! I just wanted to say thank you so much for all you have done for our class and our department. We all greatly appreciate your hard work, and yesterday was a lot of fun. I'm jealous of the people who got your beautiful prints. I saw the one with the fox on the 2nd floor earlier, its realllly great! THANK YOU again!

Molly Jacques said...

oh lauren I like your art

EL GRANDE said...

What the hell is happening in Detroit. So many great artists. I really like your images. I'll be back soon to see some new stuff.

joe y elio

Leyland "Lee" DeVito said...

I really like the way the reds and the blues interact in the "King and Queen" paintings.

Andrea Kowch said...

Hey, Lauren. I didn't see you at the Opening on Friday! Keep in touch, girl. Your work looked beautiful. I made sure others looked at all of it! Great job with the Society show, student government, and all that good stuff this year, too. We all had a good time!! Let's look forward to lots more!

xfishxart said...

Keep up the good work! Looks Great!