Lauren Hyde creates ceramic sculptures with form and texture that convey a minimalist aesthetic and illusory organic surfaces exposed to the rigors of time. Influenced by her many years in the Middle East creating ornate wedding dresses, her sculptural designs are inspired by the natural world. In her work, ephemeral forms and woman-made worlds converge combining natural movement and organic deterioration. The malleable sculptures are made on-site to specifically respond to their temporary outside environment. Hyde works predominantly using unfired clay to make poetic installations that emphasize the fragility between nature, time, and humanity. Her sculptural interventions in the forest landscape intrigue the eye as well as the mind to take a closer look, making thoughtful connections with temporal life and rethinking permanence.