Growing up in Hawaii, Lauren has been hugely influenced by the local folklore, television (Mr. Meaty, anyone?), and the books she got as
hand-me-downs from older cousins. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts Studio from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and enjoys creating small scale illustrations and sculptures due to her childhood obsession of keeping small, secretive items in her pocket no one else knew about. She can be found in her bedroom/studio reading up on folklore from different regions and creating her own reality which consists of grotesque bodies, exaggerated features, and childlike familiarity.