Lauren E. Cunningham
ARTWORKS
ABOUT
STATEMENT
BIOGRAPHY
EXHIBITION HISTORY
PRESS
TEACHING
CONTACT
2017
Scorched Earth

2014
Hope

2012
Tomorrow
LIE
Relief

2011
Under Construction

2010
Rope
Circumstance
Knife
Deep Seat
Focus
Window
Conveyor
Chaos
Purge

2009
Graveside Performance
Echoes
Philosopher's Room
Push
Curiosity
Portrait of the Artist

2008
Locus
Burst
Untitled (Bird)
Coil
Shell
Hearth

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 2018
Artworks
LIE
2012
Plaster and fabric
24" x 36"
Photo credit: Michael McKelvey

The bed is a symbol for the innocence of sleep, the sacredness of marriage, and sex and infidelity. In this relief sculpture, the word "lie" emerges from within the folds of a bedsheet. In this context, lie could refer to lying in bed, telling a lie, trying to cover up a lie, or a combination thereof. The word's obscured meaning is reflected in this sculpted image of letters partially-veiled under a wrinkled fitted sheet, which is mostly relaxed and flaccid but also hints at tension where the fabric along the elastic band is itself under tension.