Lauren’s work is an examination of the human condition as she sees it - the ephemeral nature of life and our preoccupation with the minutia of everyday living, ignoring our own expiry and the damage to the environment around us. She is fascinated with everyday history - the lives that have gone before us and been forgotten.
Juxtaposing classical images and modern themes, her paintings are my comment on transience. Lauren references the classical portrait with the often arrogant, invincible gaze of the wealthy landowner - and contrast the contemporary equivalent in the form of the modern-day land developer and the fact that prestige, wealth, or beauty are still no weapon against time.
Lauren’s also exploring the part animals play in human lives - the realities and mythologies. And wants her canvases to ask questions and the viewer to find joy in discovering unique and personal answers.