"The Asbury Park Public Arts Commission, with support from the Asbury Park Arts Council and Monmouth Arts is seeking artists from all backgrounds, locations, and levels of experience to create public art (murals) for a permanent mural project located on the city-owned Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 1700 Kingsley Street on the north end of the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The program emphasizes focus on artistic freedom and expression, encouraging participating artists to bring their personal artistic vision to life leading to a diverse range of styles and content in a permanent public art installation in Asbury Park."
"Based in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Lauren Haug is a graphic artist, designer, and animator. Her pieces are infused with colorful, earthly, cosmic and psychedelic elements; provided us with creations that are simultaneously both retro and futuristic, grounding and fantastical.
Using vivid color palettes to create scenes which feel reminiscent and idyllic, Haug creates a world where you can take a moment to reflect on the things that surround you, big and small, and appreciate their place in your life."
Acrylic on canvas, 2022
Besides for directing production design for the event, I was additionally commissioned to be featured as one of four artists at Summer of Strainge: Flower Power Gallery Nite, held in Boston, Massachusetts.
The event featured a silent art auction with proceeds going towards Reproductive Equity Now! non-profit.
"Golden Hour" went on to be the not only the most bid-on piece of the night, but also brought in the highest bid selling for $850, with 50% going towards the foundation. I am very grateful to have been able to contribute such a donation to a very important cause.
I was commissioned by TRHSN's choir director, a good friend of mine, to add some pizazz to his "boring" back classroom wall.
We brainstormed ideas and landed on a piece which focuses on "The Three B's" of music, that being Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Johannes Brahms. These three masterful composers spanned two full centuries, producing some of the most fabulous music ever composed, whether for large groups or small ones. Both of the later gentlemen were influenced by those who came before them, making a program of works by all three a marvelous exploration in how musical styles evolved from the early 1700s to the late 1800s.
Using my synesthesiastic approach, I listened to each composer's music and designed each atmospheric background to reflect what I saw while listening.
I had an opportunity to work with the Syndicate Entertainment Marketing agency during my Summer 2020 academic term. They host a comedy network called The Laugh Button, a place where comedians can network their talent and reach a wider audience with their content.
See the tile in action courtesy of The Laugh Button instagram:
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