A life long lover of mythopoetic narrative, Lauren Jacobs uses surrealism to discuss links between body, emotion, wilderness and architecture in her art. In this discussion between person and place, she has collaborated often with environmental and community outreach programs, and has been involved in wilderness studies and urban permaculture for over a decade.
Jacobs received her Bachelors of Fine Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, after double majoring in sculpture and fiber art, and her Masters of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she concentrated in fiber sculpture. She currently teaches fine and applied art courses at Marymount University and Northern Virginia Community College. Her art has been in three dozen shows and counting.