Inspired by Tradition: the work of Lauren Fowler, Fauna Studio

Posted on February 21, 2010

The work of artist Lauren Fowler of Fauna Studio caught my eye because of its close resemblance to the historical whaling craft of scrimshaw. These necklaces are hand made of milky white or pale grey glass, kiln-fused with detailed illustrations; each pendant hangs from a vintage brass chain. Lauren says that in addition to scrimshaw, the inspiration for her current work includes the photography of Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) and Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932).  I am really loving the combination of influences in her work! Now to just pick one...

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