Lauren Tickle- Tietje
Life and death are uncontrollable. The pain of loss does not disappear, instead it continuously transforms. Repetitive processes are used as agents of transformation to gain a better understanding of one’s relationship with grief, while paying homage to life lost. In the series Inconsolable, objects and their creation blur the distinction between making and mourning, allowing mixed concepts of grief to be explored. Each container illustrates both composure and turbulence experienced by a mourner in the wake of death. Central to my investigation of loss is how grief is represented (and not represented) within the public sphere and these objects. Some grief is too great and some losses can never be resolved, yet observing grief’s transformation can reveal new depth into loss and life.
Lauren Tickle is a New York-based artist who works in a variety of mediums to prompt reflection on social constructs. She has a BFA from the Pratt Institute and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery Four, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), Seoul Art Center’s Hangaram Art Museum, Dean Project, the Marino Marini Museum for Contemporary Arts, and the Galerie Sofie Lachaert and published in 500 Silver Jewelry Designs, Paper Craft II, Kunsthåndverk, and American Craft. Her work can be found in private collections both Nationally and Internationally, as well as in the permanent collections of the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, Netherlands and the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey. She was also one of the winners of the prestigious Talente Prize in 2014.