I LOVE to see my fellow artists living the dream. Miss Lauren is living the dream. I got off the phone with her two days ago mouth agape, abashed. I want Lauren’s life! The newest artist in residence at the Sonoma Community Center, California, she wakes every Saturday to the local farmers market on her front door stoop, saxophonists are serenading her with scores from Rocky Horror Picture Show preparing for the local production given biweekly at the center. There is a gallery down the hall from her digs. A big white space of endless possibilities that she will turn into an intriguing environment for her exhibition in December. Lauren just graduated from MICA in Baltimore and thus did a great American road trip to get to Cali. Her descriptions of Death Valley left my head in the clouds dreaming of sherbet colored sand dunes and mountains studded with sparkling boulders in the hot dead sun. A writer as well as a sculptor, this lady is going places.
Of course Sonoma papers have been featuring her! Check it out here.