Hi, I’m Lauren Valley
bees, welding, brains, scars, learning, milk chocolate, warmness, and the feeling you get when you wake up and you think you have class but actually its the weekend
small text, old bread, knee pain, feelings, crumbs, dark chocolate, being simultaneously cold, wet, and grossed out
For a while, I was really fascinated with the concept of reduction.
For example, how an object can be completely altered by removing a single element—such as a room without a door can quickly become a prison and a cell phone without battery can seem like a nightmare, but to me, one of the most interesting examples of an artifact sans its surrounds is a head without a body.
Yes, it’s still a head, and despite the obvious unsettling image, I enjoyed how a narrative is automatically evoked in regards to what is really happening in the piece and how the head got into the position it is.