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Lauren McCleary 2023

Lauren landed on the Palouse in 2007. Long enough ago to see buildings come down and buildings come up. She is thankful for web of friends and community that she has found here.

Lauren is now a teaching artist living in Moscow, Idaho. She is interested in patterns, cycles, symbiotic relationships, and balance (both visual and conceptual), as well as trying to communicate some of the places where delicate relationships are being disrupted. She is inspired by the shape of leaves and the shift of shadows.

Her meditative cut paper process allows her to translate observations, a way of mending and meditating on matters at hand, allowing her to hold strict concentration and playfulness in the same hand. Paper is her footpath — it keeps her wondering, fascinated, surprised, and searching for all the possibilities such a simple material holds.