Lauren says: This piece's title is a play on for one of my favorite places in the world, The Green Mountain State: Vermont. In my work, I am constantly striving to represent the part of the country that I was born and raised in and that place is New England. My chosen subject matter is traditionally themed, but the background patterns I choose are modern. It is simultaneously an homage to generations of New Englanders past and a nod to current and future generations. My paintings aim to be a new presentation of what is readily recognizable in New England.