Lauren Faust

As human beings we are fascinated with permanence. This fascination is evident in our desire to share stories and information through verbal and visual channels often using artwork and the written word to document and preserve science, history, and culture. Climate change is now the greatest threat to the permanence of our planet and species. My work employs imagery that celebrates the beauty and diversity of fragile ecosystems, flora, and fauna that are most threatened by climate change. By combining these images with objects of daily use, each piece acts as a reminder to be mindful of our actions that affect the planet and our own permanence as a species. These vessels serve to inform us of that which exists beyond our concrete world and of what could be lost forever in order to motivate change. I am inspired to provide permanence for the vulnerable and voiceless by documenting their existence using vibrant colors and dramatic textures with one of the most ancient industries.