Lauren K E H O E
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION 2021
The Breakdown of Astrology through my Star Sign (Leo)
Playing with Astrology
About the Artist
Lauren began creating this work by investigating astrology and how it has affects her own personality. She started to think of how she these charts could be altered from a 2D image into a 3D sculpture. Lauren first became intrigued with this idea of the breaking down of astrology threw her own star sign (Leo) and then went further into the research through looking at how each member of her family’s star sign is associated with her own. By exploring this in greater depth she wanted to analyse connections between close family relationships and to begin to examine her own fears of losing those closest to her through her work.
This work brings the viewer in and gives a visual sense of anxiety through the fragility of the sculptural pieces that sit in a flux between the possibility of falling or even breaking. Lauren has used materials such as, thread, wool, mirrors, plaster bandage, wax, concrete, and pigment and has purposefully chosen to embrace a femineity to her handling of these raw materials. Importantly methods of control and lack of it have also become a technique which Lauren has embraced to create these sculptural work