Laurie Ihlenfield

Artist Statement

My exposure to a variety of cities and cultures has cultivated an interest in the way humans arrange and react to environment. I examine the environment man creates for himself to exist in, and I examine the role of order in the arrangement of nature from the rows of trees that line the streets to the gridded structures of the city. The push toward order is constantly being challenged by nature and time. My work is a nod to the romantic notion of nature as a force that can be altered but not ignored.