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Lauren Baker Battles the Elements at Burning Man

Visionary artist Lauren Baker fought through storms and floods to install her latest magnum opus – the spiritually significant Wisdom Totem collection at the recent storm-hit Burning Man Festival. The site-specific installation is the culmination of a year’s planning. Two monumental installations, each standing ten metres tall, became the highlight of this year’s annual Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA. Comprising of Unity and Lunar Totems, the installation shares the ethos...

Lauren Baker and the Creative Impulse: An Artist in Lockdown

Like many other artists, London-based Lauren Baker, leading ‘light artist’ and creator of spectacular large-scale public artworks, is having to adjust to life under lockdown, with events cancelled, collaborations made challenging and the day-to-day practicalities of an artist’s working method made difficult. So Arts & Collections asked Lauren Baker how the creative mind responds, both artistically and practically, to working during the coronavirus lockdown. (Header photo – credit Neil Collins) Q. What’s your usual working...

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