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Craters and Constellations

20.00"W x 16.00"H x 1.5"D

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Lauren Hodges

DECATUR, AL

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: colorful, flowers, planets, shapes, warm, constellations, stars, crater, space, geometric, modern, abstract, contemporary

Media: acrylic, copper, wood panel, modeling paste, wire

Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

Ready to Hang

Curator's Note: This multi-dimensional piece engages the viewer with color, depth, and physicality. By utilizing the unique aesthetics of acrylic, copper wire, modeling paste, and wood, the artist is able to bring a flat plane to life.

This piece is painted on a cradled birch painting panel. I read that outer space and geometric shapes are projected to be trending in 2015. So, I took that as an artistic challenge and platform for inspiration. I really just had fun with this one. I played with color mixing, texture, geometric lines/shapes, and power tools! Painting is dated, signed on the back and side, and sprayed with a UV Archival gloss coating. It is also wired, sides are painted, and ready to hang as soon as it arrives at your home. Does not need to be framed.

I grew up in the bustling city of Las Vegas, NV. I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design at Auburn University. While I was in school, I took many fine art courses such as ceramics, sculpture, painting, and a variety of drawing courses. I was also fortunate enough to be a part of a design group that had the chance to create concept work for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. I'm a sculptor, painter, and illustrator. Over my course of 4 years at Auburn University, I've had 7 pieces exhibited in student shows. I've also had 2 sculptural pieces exhibited at The Arts Association of East Alabama, 3 pieces exhibited at a Dothan, Alabama gallery, and 4 pieces exhibited at a local Decatur, Alabama gallery. Art is my freedom. Each new work is like a new adventure into the unknown. I love to incorporate sculptural 3D elements in all of my paintings and experimenting with different mediums. Check out more of my work at lauren-hodges.com

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