Napolitano’s work is influenced by traditional Mexican pottery and basket work, featuring patterned line work over various antique items. The artist holds a deep connection with found objects, and with a steady hand makes her marks across their surface.
Her installation heavy artwork often takes the patron through by-gone eras, and even hints at things to come.
Treasured mementos are carefully culled through an ongoing search. “I love the feeling and act of discovery,” Napolitano reveals, “so I am always picking stuff up along the way. I can remember where I picked up every item I’ve collected and my home has become a nest of sorts…a place for safe keeping.”
Napolitano is entirely self-taught and has been creating work for nearly a decade.
– Written Photographed by Michael Cuffe for Warholian
Lauren and more of her work can be found here: http://peptalk.tumblr.com
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