Investigations of Clay and Crochet Through Installation Art

Components, 2020, acrylic yarn, felt, earthenware clay, acrylic paint

Components detail, 2020, acrylic yarn, felt, earthenware clay, acrylic paint

Components detail, 2020, acrylic yarn, felt, earthenware clay, acrylic paint

Components detail, 2020, acrylic yarn, felt, earthenware clay, acrylic paint

Posted on: May 18, 2020
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Description

My body of work consists of accumulative sculptures. Through experimentations of red and white earthenware clay as well as mixed materials, I depict organic forms created by the accumulation of small shapes, stitches, and individual pieces. Focusing on installation art, I utilize the floor and walls to represent these organic forms. Every small piece is crafted by my hands, making for a very intimate installation between myself, my pieces, and the space I install my work. Accumulation is imperative in my work because I want my viewer to be completely immersed and captivated in my finished installation by the amount of objects they are viewing. I often create visual overload in a small space.




Lauren Ashlee Anderson

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BFA Student

Major: Ceramics

Graduation Year: 2020


Artist Statement:

Lauren Anderson creates installation art through small hand built ceramic and crochet pieces that involve hundreds of stitches and pinches. She constantly challenges the relationship between clay, crocheted yarn, and assorted fabrics to combine with one another harmoniously. She is curious about the ideas of contagions and cell mutations. The way cells are seen under a microscope are simply a compilation of tiny patterns. Her work explores the curiosities of what they would look like if the human eye could physically view them.

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