Lauren

Kelly

Norman, Oklahoma

Acrylic, watercolor

My work is reflective of my constantly evolving self-image.

Artist Statement

My work explores themes of stoicism, mortality, and feminine self-image in surreal isolation. I focus on figures and faces, idealized and emotionally neutral, given meaning through color and symbol juxtaposition. I rely on a deeply personal and integral research process, creating from my own immersion in studies of mysticism, global folklore, and psychology. My work is reflective of my constantly evolving self-image, informed by my experience with EMDR therapy, dream analysis, and ongoing spiritual unfoldment.

Artist Bio

I am a self-taught painter from Oklahoma. Watercolor and acrylic are my primary media. For me, creativity is a means of exploring both conscious and subconscious elements of self, identity, and existential reality through symbolism and allegory. My work is shaped by my Nishnabe (Potawatomi) tribal heritage, my long enduring fascination with global religions and mythologies, and my interest and education in psychology.

Eden, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Aries, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Eden, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Aries, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Gemini, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Gemini, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Mlle. X, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Mlle. X, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
High Priestess, 2021, watercolor and acrylic on paper
High Priestess, 2021, watercolor and acrylic on paper
Woman from the River, 2021, acrylic on canvas
Woman from the River, 2021, acrylic on canvas
Der Todd und Das Mädchen, 2021, watercolor on paper
Der Todd und Das Mädchen, 2021, watercolor on paper
The Journey Starts with Doubt, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
The Journey Starts with Doubt, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Mothers of Civilization, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Mothers of Civilization, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
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Mask II, 2021, watercolor and acrylic on paper
Melancholia, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Religion, 2021, watercolor on paper
Melancholia, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Religion, 2021, watercolor on paper
Knowledge, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Knowledge, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Life is Death is Life, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Life is Death is Life, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Wash Your Hair, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel
Wash Your Hair, 2021, acrylic on canvas panel