“Seeking The Torch”
Oil On Canvas
Artist Statement: Lauren Bullard is a Detroit-based fine artist and illustrator currently working towards her BFA at the College for Creative Studies. Her work is heavily influenced by Urban graffiti, Pop Art, Art Nouveau, The Natural World, and Science. Lauren enjoys experimenting with different forms of creative expression to create interesting narratives. Her current work "Framing Identity" is centered on highlighting topics such as Gender, Identity, Race, and fashion in hopes of formulating a new artistic hierarchy within the LGBT community. When offered the opportunity to be a participant in this years Detroit BWC showcase there was no hesitation on the opportunity to use her artistic skills. Working closely with her inspiration she set out to create a compelling competition that would shed light on the difficulty beautiful stories that were shared by her inspiration Zell Randle. Each experience has helped my growth as an artist and has moved me to be more active in different communities allowing me to keep an open perspective on the world and things going on around me in the forever changing world.