LaurenTurk
Artist Statement
Summer 2014
Using the language of abstraction I create theatrical environments that communicate elements of our shared unconscious. These spaces tell the story of a journey through communal paradoxes; craving and contentment, lack and overabundance, sorrow and jubilation. My improvisational assemblages begin by foraging thrift stores for objects that can interject symbolism. Traversing sublime hilltops of gauzy wedding veils encrusted with pools of mold and punk rock metal spikes. The fusion of material exploration and fluctuation of micro and macro space often leads to anthropomorphized landscapes. The goal of my work is to totally envelop the viewer physically, spiritually, and cerebrally within the installation.