Lauren Semivan's work is wonderfully....confusing! One of my favorite things about her work is that if you were to simply come across it, in a setting with no context, you would have no idea what exactly it is that you are looking at. When disregarding the title of the pieces and the explanations she gave in class, one can look at her work and get lost in the many possibilities of what it is that they are seeing.
At times I personally see a charcoal drawing, perfectly shaded and rigid in the areas needed. Other times I see a "still-life photography" style of art. Either way, whichever route I choose to take the artwork in my mind, it leads me astray every time and I find that occurrence fascinating.
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One of the most interesting things about Lauren is how she lives outside of the world in a sense. Away from cities, away from modern technology she is able to come to peace in her work. Although I personally do not ever think I would be able to separate myself from the "mainstream" I think that the artwork that results from those who do can be very compelling.