Lauren Berkowitz is an Australian installation artist who is known for exploring the complex modern condition through ephemeral works, reflecting concerns with the passage of time, humanism and the environment. Berkowitz uses only degenerative or regenerative materials in her artwork, often combining local, native plants and European, introduced plants to draw on particular environments, such as Sydney in her 2010 show, Sustenance: “I’ve always been drawn to specific sites and have often been commissioned to create works at a particular museum or environment, so…my starting point is often to go to a space, observe the landscape around it and kind of work with those materials. In a way it’s good discipline too, because you’re limited to a certain palette of materials - but it also just makes sense to use what’s readily available in your environment”.

(via lovelydasathr)


My junior year of high school we did Chuck Close style paintings and my art teacher told us from the beginning that self portraits or portraits were guaranteed to be awesome andI really wanted to do one of myself, but I had some huge self esteem issues at the time so I did a picture I took in 10th grade without my face and it’s one of my favorite artworks that I’ve done even though the guitar looks a little funky. [x]

  • baby: d... d... d...
  • father: omg you are going to say dad as your first word!!!
  • baby: *guitar sounds from baby's mouth*