These works explore an attempt at obliterating the boundary we have created between us and nature. Though I live and go to school in the city, I'm extremely environmentally conscious and prefer to spend my time out in forests and other landscapes not yet destroyed by human hands. Through the use of a variety of exposure lengths, the softness of pinhole camera images, etc., the human melts into the landscape in varying degrees throughout the work.
Lauren Oberlin is a fourth year undergrad at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying photography and fiber and material studies. Her work focuses on themes of the (dysfunctional) body, trauma, and the instability of form through abstraction, multimedia, and collage techniques.