Self-Actualization

Lauren Sherwood's avatar Lauren Sherwood

This environment asks viewers to take time to sit and contemplate their role in the world. This idea is articulated visually through large-scale wall sculptures of daylily buds and seedpods growing out of the wall, symbolizing renewal and new beginnings of life. The buds are set up in a triptych form, a three-part format that is common in religious art, in the shape of a mandorla, the overlapping area of two circles, one representing earth and the other heaven or the spirit. These wall sculptures create a spiritual space for personal reflection. The natural design of the sculptures also asks viewers to think about their relationship to nature and the world around them. There is a bench designed for the space to allow people to sit and contemplate while they view the sculpture. Viewers will be able to think, meditate, or embrace spirituality within the space, which allows for a deeper understanding of the self and the ability to improve upon one’s self.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: porcelain, steel
  • Width: 13 feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 9 feet