For Marx, animals have always been an essential part of storytelling, symbolism, and spirituality. Nature is used to tell stories that relate to creation, mortality, the violence of nature, and the artist’s personal life, something visible in her new body of work, titled “Flesh Blood Bone”. Marx about her work:
Lauren Marx: “Fall Apart Like Me”
(mixed media (ballpoint pen, ink pencils, ink wash, graphite, colored pencils, gel pen, and acrylic on mixed media paper), 20″ x 20″)
“I’m driven by the prevalence of these outmoded concepts of feminine potential in contemporary society. The narratives of women in popular culture are still crafted around demonizing and dehumanizing ideas of what women can or should be. I believe an important means of addressing this problem entails going back to the source Numbered as a means of guiding the viewer’s journey, this body of work is an exploration of Eden without the traditional trichotomy and tells the story of the artist coming to terms with her whole being. Seen both as a whole and individually, these works are intended to be meditated upon and drawn from, as a source of strength.”
Alessandra Maria: “VII – Judgement of the Self”
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.