Lauren Baker is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist who exhibits internationally. She was born in 1982 in Middlesbrough, and currently lives and works in London.
A life-changing trip to Brazil started Lauren's artistic career: in 2012 Lauren joined a mosaic street-art project and took part in ceremonies with shamans in the Peruvian Amazon jungle surrounded by dense vegetation and wildlife. She then went to study mosaic in Venice.
Lauren's art explores the fragility of life, energy-fields, the after-life and other dimensions. Using neon light to express universal energies and life mantras, she aims to raise the vibration of love and connection within the world.
Her most intricate work, which sold for £420,000, is a Steinway grand piano encrusted with half a million crystals.
Lauren is also extremely passionate about animals and conservation and is an ambassador for the charity Save Wild Tigers. Her sculpture 'The Crystal Tigress' - a life-size tiger head encrusted with 52,000 crystals - has raised over £50k for charity. The artwork toured Asia for Save Wild Tigers, and was endorsed by Jimmy Choo and Jaime Winstone.
Lauren has created installations at The V&A, Tate Britain and Tate Modern and her work is held in collections worldwide.