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Meet an Artist Fellow: Musician, Lauren Jenkins

At the end of last year, we hosted musician, Lauren Jenkins at Getaway Dale Hollow outside of Nashville so she could disconnect from the noise of the city and reconnect to nature. Here’s what she had to say in our interview with her.

Fill us in on your background—personally and in your creative practice. 

I’ve been obsessed with storytelling across different mediums for as long as I can remember. Everything kind of got going for me when I was 15 and could play guitar and travel playing songs I had written. That’s also when I got into film making, photography and acting. I love how the best songs tell you a good story. Other mediums like video and photography can add different layers to that story.

How does your connection to nature influence you personally, and how does it influence your art?

My mood and creative life can be highly influenced by my surroundings. That’s why I tend to get inspiration from nature and space… especially out west. Anytime my creative cup feels low I know I probably need to go to nature. When you’re unplugged you tend to notice the little details more. You sense the changing of the the temperature and winds and time slows down. Nature helps me get in rhythm with my experiences and what I’m feeling.

How was your Getaway? Did your free time in your cabin influence your process or inspire any new ideas?

My ideas and inspiration was flowing while at Getaway. Getaway is the perfect quick fix for a dose of nature and getting a sense of grounding. I love that anytime I have a free day (or a few) in my schedule I have a place to go that’s not far from my home base in Nashville. I went solo and felt completely safe. I actually extended my stay because I loved it so much. I think next time I may bring my dog Cooper. I think Getaway could be a great resource for artists and individuals/families that need a dose of nature.

You can keep up with Lauren on her Instagram and her website.

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