lauren mclaughlin


So, I just added a “submit your work” button to my site {look up and to your left}, and boy oh boy am I glad I did! That’s how I got my hands on these collages. They’re part of a series titled, Try Not To Overthink Things Dear’, by Scotland based artist Lauren McLaughlin. Clearly that title spoke to me immediately, as did the story that Lauren sent along with her submission:

“…I’m attaching a few collages from my most recent series titled ‘Try not to overthink things dear’ which were made as a response to the realisation that I was constantly overthinking what I was doing in my practice. After suffering from a creative block and massive confidence crusher of being rejected for several funding applications I decided to stop overthinking and just make…. so I locked myself in my studio for a week with a supply of vintage magazines, books and various cuttings I had collected over the past few months and these were the results.”

Yes, yes… YES!

comments (8)

  1. Heather Brincko /// 06.10.2016 /// 10:25am

    Perfection. I just locked myself in the studio last night and told myself the very same thing!

  2. the jealous curator /// 06.10.2016 /// 11:02am

    yay! best thing any of us can do!

  3. Diane Stember Richards /// 06.11.2016 /// 11:56am


  4. Aaron Cunningham /// 06.12.2016 /// 7:34am

    very nice. recontextualization of images through collage. something I like to do myself but in Photshop.

  5. Michael Joyal /// 06.12.2016 /// 9:58am

    Such a great sense of each piece exactly where they should be. Perfect layouts.

  6. ESTHER Davison /// 06.13.2016 /// 6:43pm

    I love the use of vintage onto the lined paper. I think the two go hand in hand. It looks pleasing to the eye.

  7. Virginia Romo /// 06.16.2016 /// 12:59am

    Absolutely love it. The result and the title. Will have to write it down and frame it.

  8. the jealous curator /// 06.16.2016 /// 9:55am

    excellent idea… i might do the same!

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