Lauren Dela Roche

Region: Midwest


City / State: Edwardsville , IL

I am interested in what nourishes the nurturer, and what role I might cultivate in my practice as an artist. My aesthetic is often rooted in autobiography and grapples with the elusive territories of the imagination and memory. My compositions examine an uneasiness and balance simultaneously; feminine figures often bend and reach in gestures of an empathetic connection, revealing solidarity between impassive yet vulnerable forms. Lately, I have been painting on antique cotton feedsack textiles that were previously used for farming and agricultural purposes. I often mend them by hand as I paint and draw on them, maintaining a curiosity about their individual and unique histories while I work.