Lauren Roberts
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The World All Around, 345 sqft, 2016.
Open Gallery, Nashville, TN. 

Exploring the perception of reality relative to point of view throughout life, I used living and faux plants, branches, sod, and leaves to make a portal into human nature’s relationship to the natural world. 

A strong influence by Maurice Sendak’s “Where The Wild Things Are”, led curiosity of alternate realities through change and maturity to face “wild things”. In Sendak’s story our child protagonist Max, defys his mother and is sent to his room. Here, a forest grows until his ceiling hung with vines “and the walls became the world all around”. Here is also where the wild things help Max find alternate perception.