Lauren’s intricate hand-cut artworks depict everyday objects — electric fans,
reading glasses, playing cards, etc. — to create magical webs of recollection.
They are “traps,” and they all tell a story. Much of Iida's work is influenced by
Cambodia where she has lived for many years working on various non-profit
and social entrepreneurship projects beginning in 2008. Other major
influences include her family's Japanese American heritage and incarceration
during WWII and her Pacific Northwest home of Seattle, Washington.