The West Linn Public Library will host an exhibit featuring the work of Lauren Seiffert during the month of March. The exhibit will run March 2-30 in the library's Community Room which is open to the public when not in use, and always open on Sundays, noon – 5:00 p.m. You can call ahead (503-656-7853) to make sure the gallery will be open.
Lauren Seiffert is a compulsive crocheter and thinks guts are really gross. With a general lack of talent in anything scientific, and a severe aversion to blood, a career in the medical industry was ruled out at a young age. However, an intense adoration for anatomical drawings has always lead her to wonder what it would have been like, had she been scientfically inclined and become a doctor.
She wanted to find a way to consider the medical industry without having to follow the typical arduous route (school, internship, career). So she used her crochet skills to circumvent societal norms, health regulations, and personal "I can't look at blood" issues and created her own ways to explore anatomy and bodily functions. Her pieces include parasites, intestines, and blood cells.