AMERICAN WILDERNESS BY LAUREN MARX

by Ariadna Zierold

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St. Louis-based artist Lauren Marx creates beautiful vignettes that speak to the cycle of life. Rather than a cleaned-up version of nature, her paintings give us raw depictions of birth and death. Influenced my scientific illustrations and the Baroque period alike, Marx’s maximalist mixed-media works present these cyclical phenomena in visually appealing ways, often fusing the chaotic elements of nature into stylized compositions with an emphasis on design.

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Lauren’s goal in creating her illustrations is that a symbolic representation allows the viewer to see phenomena as a complete picture. A picture of an interacting universe filled to the brim with animals, plants, fungi, and insects. Using these organisms, she makes her own mythologies of nature and the Cosmos to better illustrate how humans attempt to understand the epic intricacies and mysteries of the Universe.

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MoMA’s 1968 seminal exhibition: “The Machine,”

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Eadweard Muybridge is the amazing human being who proved that animals left all four paws when sprinting through the wilderness. If your one that is interested in zoetropes, elaborately beautiful diagrams, and black and white, we’d suggest you check out “The Machine.” A book that chronologically explains the history behind sculptural artist’s and their ideas. The book is incased in Metal so you know it will last for centuries. This ideas in this book are what made other books possible. Take that!

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