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"Native Plants, Need People" by Lauren Lawrence
 Lauren Lawrence Mural
Location: Fishers Lane between Higgins Place and Twinbrook Parkway

"Each of us have a 'hand' in the prevention and solution processes for minimizing pollution of the Potomac River Basin." - Lauren Lawrence
 


Mural Inspiration

"Native Plants, Need People" is a storm drain artwork that focuses on how our actions create physical consequences to the environment. The helping hands in the artwork visually communicate that our actions can help to prevent storm drain runoff by planting native plants (illustrated is a White Oak Sapling surrounded by black-eyed susans). The blue raindrop that mimics the radial shape of the manhole cover is a symbol for rainwater. Each of us have a "hand" in the prevention and solution processes for minimizing pollution of the Potomac River Basin.

Lauren Lawrence
About Lauren

Lauren Vause Lawrence is a Rockville, Maryland native currently teaching art for Montgomery County Public Schools. This is her third year at Rock Terrace School, an alternative program that provides special education services for students who range in age from 11-21 years, with a wide range of cognitive disabilities. Lauren received a BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia University and completed a Master of Art in Art Education from City University of New York, Brooklyn College. Subsequently, Lauren moved back to Montgomery County with her husband to raise their two beautiful daughters. Advocating for community art and the environment are two of Lauren's passions.