Stacked Video 2020 Video
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.
Stacked 2020 Glazed earthen ware clay
Raw porcelain clay is used to create natural and whimsical flowers. A bubble wrap mold was used to create a foundation to support the hand made flowers.The sculpture is located in an opening that is decaying in an oak tree. The sculpture changes over time
Bonita Day 1 2020 Raw porcelain clay
A detail of Bonita, Raw porcelain clay is used to create natural and whimsical flowers. A bubble wrap mold was used to create a foundation to support the hand made flowers.The sculpture is located in an opening that is decaying in an oak tree. The sculptu
Bonita Detail 2020
Raw porcelain clay is used to create natural and whimsical flowers. A bubble wrap mold was used to create a foundation to support the hand made flowers.The sculpture is located in an opening that is decaying in an oak tree. The sculpture changes over time
Bonita Day 14 2020
Raw porcelain clay is used to create natural and whimsical flowers. A bubble wrap mold was used to create a foundation to support the hand made flowers.The sculpture is located in an opening that is decaying in an oak tree. The sculpture changes over time
Bonita Day 30 2020
She 2020 Raw porcelain clay
She After 60 Days 2020
Statement

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