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Today is the last day to catch Lauren Marx’s “American Wilderness”! These intricate works are worth a second look - there beautifully shocking details up close. Image: “Vulpes vulpes” ball point pen, ink pencils, acrylic ink, marker, colored pencil, graphite, and gel pen on hot-pressed watercolor paper, 18 ¼ x 24in #laurenmarx #americanwilderness #roqlarue #roqlaruegallery #lastday

“H.N. Variani” by Lauren Marx, Ballpoint pen, Ink wash, Colored pencil, Gel pen, and Marker. 16 x 20 in, 2014.

A young artist with a fresh perspective and take on pen and ink works, Marx endeavors to create works with purpose and ingenuity. With a prime focus on cosmology, biology, and anatomy she dabbles in creating creation myths of the cosmos using the symbology of Mammals, birds, and insects. Morphing biology and botany together Marx creates works that pry and delve into the symbiotic nature of the universe. #laurenmarx #flowerpeppergallery #ofhistoryandhope #art #artist #artshow #laart

This Thursday night we’ll be open for art walk, but we have extended Travis Louie’s “Archive of Lost Species” and Lauren Marx’s “American Wilderness” through Saturday June 6th. If you haven’t seen this show yet, this is your chance! #travislouie #archiveoflostspecies #laurenmarx #americanwilderness #firstthursday #artwalk #pioneersquare #galleries #roqlarue #roqlaruegallery

Thanks again to everyone who came out to #firstthursdayseattle , and to the artists, for such a fantastic event at #roqlarue ! If you missed us, or if you just want to come back for a second view, we are open today and tomorrow from 12-5pm. See you there! #travislouie #archiveoflostspecies #laurenmarx #americanwilderness #popsurrealism #newcontemporary #artopening

Lauren Marx, “Plegadis falcinellus”, ball point pen, ink pencils, acrylic ink, marker, colored pencil, graphite, and gel pen on hot-pressed watercolor paper, 18 ¼ x 24in for her solo show “American Wilderness”.

Marx’s compositions are a kind of creation myth, where the animals form nebulae, birds are the stars, and insects are the dust which come together in a swirling Baroque metaphor of our phenomenal universe. Wavering the line between grotesque and sublime, her flayed and fecund imagery is lush with a blooming, flowering presence in the place of death and decay; forming intensely beautiful compositions that remind us of the fleeting, flowing nature of all life and the cosmos.

#laurenmarx #scientificillustration #cycleoflife #cosmos #nebula #baroque #flaura #fauna #newcontemporary #roqlarueroqlarue

Lauren Marx’s flayed and fecund imagery is lush with a blooming, flowering presence in the place of death and decay; forming intensely beautiful compositions that remind us of the fleeting, flowing nature of all life in the cosmos. “American Wilderness” is on view through June 6th! #laurenmarx #americanwilderness #mixedmedia #audobon #scientificillustration #newcontemporary #roqlarue #roqlaruegallery

This is only a detail of one of Lauren Marx’s breathtaking pieces, titled ‘Antilocapra americana’ - the American antelope. Her flayed animals and beautifully decaying Baroque scenes in nature are meant to represent the swirling, flowing nature of life and the cosmos, with birds as the stars and insects as dust. Come see them in person tonight, from 6-9pm! #laurenmarx #americanwilderness #mixedmedia #audobon #scientificillustration #painting #cosmos #nebula #stars #nature #newcontemporary #roqlarue