Lauren received her Bachelors of Fine arts from Western Michigan University with her emphasis in metals and jewelry and a minor in painting. She has a passion for working her hands to create tangible art such as small sculptor, adornment and visual art. Her pieces are inspired by experience, memory, perspective, time, illusion, and material process. She combines contemporary jewelry aesthetics and practices with traditional silversmithing techniques to create ornate wearable art as well as conceptual fine art. Her works are also created in digital media, oil and acrylic paint; and is currently combining all three mediums to achieve an encompassing 3D experience where one isinfluenced by the other.