Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lauren Marx

As a 20-year-old student at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Lauren Marx has created a series of painstakingly detailed drawings of decaying biological life in ballpoint pen and ink.

I wanted to illustrate this violence of the cosmos by turning them into some of the most complex masses they have created: biological life. The relationship that I have been using over the past few months to illustrate my concept was that nebulae are represented as mammals, stars as birds, and insects as the elements.

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Thanks to Andy Morrissey for introducing me to the work of this young artist.  
Andy is a senior illustration student in my Subversive Style elective course at


  1. is there any way to order prints of these?

    1. Joshua= You would need to contact the artist about ordering prints.