“The Floor of the Sky: Travels through the American Southwest” is a curated selection of imagery from Lauren's many personal and professional trips through the southwest. From Santa Fe to Joshua Tree National Park, the Grand Canyon to Marfa, Texas, these images capture the gritty magic of dusty towns and scenic byways that have inspired generations of American artists.
These images were showcased in Louisville, CO for the month of June, 2019.
“The sky was as full of motion and change as the desert beneath it was monotonous and still, — and there was so much sky, more than at sea, more than anywhere else in the world. The plain was there, under one’s feet, but what one saw when one looked about was that brilliant blue world of stinging air and moving cloud. Even the mountains were mere ant-hills under it. Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky. The landscape one longed for when one was away, the thing all about one, the world one actually lived in, was the sky, the sky!”
— Willa Sibert Cather