Thinly Veiled, 2019

Printed lycra fabric, sewn and stuffed with polyfil, on masonite

Dimensions: 3' x 3' x 1.5'

Images courtesy of the artist

Lauren Frances Evans

Birmingham, Alabama

What do you call that thing that is you, and yet something else entirely, inside of yourself and outside of yourself at the very same time? Questions of origin and existence are constantly shaping how I think about my creative work, and my belief is that the work of the artist is primarily ontological. Just as the human belly button marks both a connection to and a separation from our physical origins, the work that I make points to a similar simultaneity of opposites, referencing the body’s attraction and repulsion but also the immaterial void of human longing in us all.