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
Relief 
2012
Embossed paper
24" x 18"

This artwork illustrates the feeling of relief one can experience after crying. The word "weep" is embossed vertically and horizontally into a sheet of white paper. The four Es overlap in the center of the image, forming a graphic shape that is reminiscent of a Greek cross or a plus sign. Thus the act of weeping, which is typically associated with negative emotions and reduction (because tears are shed), takes on a positive, additive form.