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Field
3650, detail

3650, detail  Photograph by Renee Yamada | 2012 | porcelain, light cord, incandescent light bulb | artist

Field (detail)

Field (detail)   Lauren Herzak-Bauman | 2013 | porcelain | of the artist

Memory Eternal

Memory Eternal  Photograph by James Craven | 2009 | porcelain, vintage light fixtures, incandescent light bulbs | artist

3650

3650  Photograph by Renee Yamada | 2012 | porcelain, light cord, incandescent light bulb | artist

Herzak-Bauman site-specific temporal installations incorporate thousands of porcelain parts, Herzak-Bauman questions and examines the materiality of clay, the production of contemporary ceramics, and her relationship with death and loss.

Herzak-Bauman works with clay to make installations and interventions that are centered on the desire to create a visual language for loss. Herzak-Bauman often uses porcelain for its physicality, translucency, and malleability. Allowing porcelain to warp, bend, crack, and break, in ways that are sometimes considered unwanted, reasserts change and transformation within her work.



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About the Artist

Lauren Herzak-Bauman

Lauren Herzak-Bauman is a multi-media artist primarily working with ceramics and found materials to create sculptures, installations, and public commissions. Lauren makes sculptures and installations about the materiality of clay, the production of contemporary ceramics, and her evolving relationship with death and loss. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, she... go to artist page

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