Images of a temporary raw clay sculpture taken over 4months. The last image documents a regeneration of the first sculpture. + Enlarge
Bonita Passage of Time 2021 Archival Print on Composite Panel 57" x 30"
Sister Sista consists of two sculptures that address permanence and erasure. Each sculpture was created in sito. Sister was installed one week before Sista. I was alone in the Riggs gallery and embellished the entire surface. It felt like the right thing + Enlarge
Sister Sista 2021 Wood, Canvas, Chickenwire, Clay 6' x 18"
Documentation of the process and installation of Bonita, a raw porcelain clay temporary installation. + Enlarge
Bonita Documentation 2021 variable
Sister Sista consists of two sculptures that address permanence and erasure. Each sculpture was created in sito. Over time drying and cracking of the porcelain clay body takes over the surface of each installation. I prefer the aged surface, the cracks cr + Enlarge
Sister Sista Diptych 2021 Wood, Canvas, Chickenwire, Clay 6' x 18"
180 black glazed, earthen clay cylinders are nested intern arm of an old locus tree. The light is filtered those each cylinder and creates a warm glow. + Enlarge
Stacked 2020 Glazed earthen ware clay
Sister Sista triptype incorporate intimate details of the installations making and decay. The viewer has an idea of how Sista is made and temporary the condition and environment is for the sculpture + Enlarge
Sister Sista Triptych 2021 Wood, Canvas, Chickenwire, Clay variable
Using blue mason stain, spring molds and hand building the temporary raw porcelain sculpture was a quick intervention experiment to study permanence, decomposition and erasure. + Enlarge
That was Then 2021 Stained raw porcelain clay variable
The first Day of the Bonita was November 16,second documentation was after a ice storm in January. The third documentation was on March 21 2021. The grid shows 3 detailed images of each phase of documentati + Enlarge
Details of Bonita 2021 Archival Print on Composite Panel 35"x35"
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EPB Sisters 2021
A little yellow clock, time has come to a stand still. + Enlarge
Yellow Clock 2021 Tin, Raw Porcelain clay 7"x 5"x 3"

Lauren Hyde creates ceramic sculptures with form and texture that convey a minimalist aesthetic and illusory organic surfaces exposed to the rigors of time. Influenced by her many years in the Middle East creating ornate wedding dresses, her sculptural designs are inspired by the natural world. In her work, ephemeral forms and woman-made worlds converge combining natural movement and organic deterioration. The malleable sculptures are made on-site to specifically respond to their temporary outside environment. Hyde works predominantly using unfired clay to make poetic installations that emphasize the fragility between nature, time, and humanity. Her sculptural interventions in the forest landscape intrigue the eye as well as the mind to take a closer look, making thoughtful connections with temporal life and rethinking permanence.

Rinehart School of Sculpture (MFA) Students