Investigating Intrigue: Past and Imagined

Many of us tend to be distressed by the unknown. Today we are more concerned with the answers to our questions, and the unsolvable questions are dismissed. Mystery and exploration are two of the most important and beautiful aspects of navigating the universe. The excitement of adventure, exploration, and a good mystery fuel my life and my impulse to make artwork. The seascapes and forests in my drawings are strongly influenced by the Maine landscape where I was raised. The drawings are works on BFK paper, made with mixed media: charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, white gesso, watercolor, raw pigments, and iodine. Reoccurring images such as keyholes, closed doors, glowing spaces, and anonymous figures, suggest there is more information to be discovered than what is seen by the naked eye. For, in the suggestion of loss there is mystery, and in mystery there is possibility.
Lauren Perrino '15

Advisor: Amber Kempthorn
All images copyright © 2014-15 Lauren Perrino. All rights reserved.

Apart. Watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, BFK. 29" x 43". 2015.

Curious Windows. Watercolor, pastel, charcoal, acrylic, pen, photograph collage, BFK. 22"x 22". 2015.

Stumped, (interior not shown). Luan, watercolor, pencil, pen, BFK.  4" x 4" x  4.75". 2015.

Ocean Orb. Watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, BFK. 27" x 22". 2014.

The Void, (detail right corner). Luan, watercolor, pencil, pen, BFK. 15" x 35" x 16". 2015.

The Fort. Watercolor, tea, charcoal, pastel, BFK. 22 "x 27". 2014.

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