Lauren Bullock uses repurposed materials in her work and relies on the viewer’s initial response or reaction to them. Although she uses a variety of materials and processes for each project, her methodology is consistent. The subject matter of each body of work determines its materials and the forms, but she often bases the items on what she is able to find and what inspires her.
“A lot of the materials utilized have prior uses and associations, and in my work I am attempting to break away from these preconceived ideas of these items,” said Bullock. Her work uses an intricate knotted technique that is all done by hand. The disjointed pieces display a breakdown of the material as it wears over time and hard use. Overall, each piece reflects the process of using these unconventional materials and the ingenuity required to create it.
Lauren Bullock was born in Boston, Mass., and grew up in Stone Mountain, Ga. She is an MFA candidate in Fabric Design who also obtained her BFA from the University of Georgia.
The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from April 12 to May 4, 2014, with a free preview opening reception Friday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. MFA Speaks is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the artists discussing their work.