Lauren Garber Lake, FLOR 11: "Wild Hydrangea" , 2011 (CC).
About the artist
Lauren Garber Lake’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Southeastern College Art Conference Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2008, she received the University of Florida College of Fine Arts Teacher of the Year Award and The College of Fine Arts International Educator of the Year Award.
Lake's artwork explores both the celebratory and mournful nature of domestic events. These works create artifacts that provide order and memorialize domestic life while serving as a focus for the contemplation of the universal issues of the human condition.
FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project that marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago. Developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts’ Office of Engaged Creativity, the project commemorates Florida’s quincentenary in 2013.