Lauren Elizabeth Cunningham
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LIE
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2011
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2010
Rope
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2009
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2008
Locus
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2007
In-Between
Cairn
Untitled (Broken)
The Source
Dipoint Cascade

2006
Hole-punch Collage II
Hole-punch Collage I
Bronze Combs
Comb Curtain

All images © Lauren Cunningham 2012
Circumstance                                                                            Detail
2010
Pastel and graphite on paper
24" x 18"

A list of words is positioned inside an equilateral triangle. The words evolve sequentially, creating a loose narrative of security and insecurity, ascent and descent, safety and danger.

The first word in the list, "loss," changes one letter at a time, beginning with the last letter and moving backwards, yielding "sift." Then the pattern reverses. Starting with the first letter and moving forwards, the spelling of "sift" is altered.

The story's ending is ambiguous. The word "raft" could evolve in two directions, resulting in either the preservation or violation of the protagonist. The viewer may reflect on who or what is involved in determining the outcome.

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