Charleston Style and Design Magazine

Look for my review in the July issue of Charleston Style and Design, the premier lifestyle magazine for the #1 city for travel destination in the world according to Condé Nast readers. Carried in over 400 Barnes and Noble stores nationwide. 

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SECOND ACT SOUTH PILLOWS ARE NOW AT PRINTER'S ALLEY

 Nine designs are now at Printer's Alley in Greensboro, NC and Raleigh, NC. Pillows will also be sold during the month of October at Tyler White O'Brien Gallery in Greensboro to benefit the Alight Breast Cancer Foundation. Fifteen designs in all! Look on my products page or contact Lauren at Lworth7@gmail.com for more information. 

DREAMS OF FLYING

Do birds dream of flying? One of the most disappointing things I learned as a child was that birds don't fly for fun. 


DREAMS OF FLYING, 60x36 inches, mixed on canvas, 2015

A THING OF BEAUTY IS A PLOY FOREVER, 30x40 inches, mixed on canvas

     Lauren Jones Worth describes her paintings as a combination of magical realism and abstract geometrical shapes. Employing collaged materials and a painterly aesthetic, Worth explores the nature and definition of beauty in the natural world. Naturally occurring aberrations make the plant world a more beautiful place. Charles Baudelaire put it, “Strangeness is a necessary ingredient in beauty.” Worth takes fish, fowl, flowers, and insects out of their natural context and mixes them with magazine photos of fabric, animals, sea life, and ancient artifacts to form a garden that is both natural and unnatural.  

     Beauty can also be dangerous and deceiving. Manmade chemicals in our air, soil, and water cause abnormalities with biological effects that often go untested. GMO’s may provide us with the perfect color for our tomatoes, but do we really know the associated long term health effects? Are we attracted to a beauty that is good and true or are we merely victims of a ploy that tests our own desire to taste the forbidden fruit? And once we succumb, we often find that what first so enticed us is luscious on the exterior but toxic and deadly below the surface. 

Birth of a Forest, 60x36 inches, mixed on canvas, 2015 at ArtAspen, Aspen, Co.

BIRTH OF A FOREST depicts patterns of organic energy and layer upon layer of natural material that constantly cycles through birth and decay, a phenomenon that many people fail to notice especially those who rarely take to the woods. It could also depict the death of a forest which is rapidly taking place all over the world due to our increased human population, accelerated deforestation, and unsound agricultural practices that override natural limits of soil. 

60x36 inches, mixed on canvas, 2015