Lauren E. Cunningham
ARTWORKS
ABOUT
STATEMENT
BIOGRAPHY
EXHIBITION HISTORY
PRESS
TEACHING
CONTACT
2017
Scorched Earth

2014
Hope

2012
Tomorrow
LIE
Relief

2011
Under Construction

2010
Rope
Circumstance
Knife
Deep Seat
Focus
Window
Conveyor
Chaos
Purge

2009
Graveside Performance
Echoes
Philosopher's Room
Push
Curiosity
Portrait of the Artist

2008
Locus
Burst
Untitled (Bird)
Coil
Shell
Hearth

2007
In-Between
Cairn
Untitled (Broken)
The Source
Dipoint Cascade

2006
Hole-punch Collage II
Hole-punch Collage I
Bronze Combs
Comb Curtain

All images © Lauren Cunningham 2018
Artworks
Circumstance
2010
Pastel and graphite on paper
24" x 18"

This drawing tells an ambiguous story. A list of four-letter words is positioned inside an equilateral triangle, reminscent of a roadside hazard-warning triangle. The words evolve sequentially, creating a loose narrative of security and insecurity, ascent and descent, safety and danger.

The list of words begins with "loss." The words proceed to change by one letter, beginning with the last letter and moving backwards. By this method, "loss" yields "sift."

After "sift," the pattern reverses. The first letter changes, then the second, and so on. After two iterations, "sift" becomes "raft."

Following "raft," two alternate endings are presented. "Raft" leads to "safe" and "rape," alluding to either the preservation or violation of the protagonist.
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