Sacred Decay: The Art of Lauren Marx


Fungus blooms and dies, bones weather, and moths form halos around dismembered animals in this darkly exquisite collection from acclaimed artist Lauren Marx.

With an impressive eye for detail, Marx brings her uncanny subjects to life – or death – with awe-inspiring texture and intensity. Birds, beasts, fish, plants, and more blossom radiantly on the page in their cycle of birth and destruction.

Celebrated artist Lauren Marx’s first collection highlights work from her latest gallery show and more, with over 120 pages of full-color art. Don’t miss this stunning hardcover!

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In her words:

Animals always have been, and always will be, my passion. They have been the subjects of my drawings ever since I was a child. I blame it on weekends spent at the Saint Louis Zoo and endless hours watching “National Geographic’s: Mutual of Omaha: Wild Kingdom”. They influenced my desire to learn about biology while attending high school. While in high school, I began collecting bones, feathers, and books. Over these past few years, my passion grew to zoology, cosmology, and mythology.

In the spring of 2012, I finally combined my obsessions into one drawing: “Galactic Collision”. The theme surrounding that piece has been the focus of my work ever since.

Sacred Decay: The Art of Lauren Marx
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