Lauren Cotton of Wilton was recently accepted as a new member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. In her work, such as Agents of Distortion, above, she explores color and physicality with pieces of adhesive-backed vinyl applied to surfaces to create an architecture of form, color, and composition. She also works in more traditional sculpture as well as photography. Criteria for new members in the guild include excellence of technique; cultural or social relevance, clarity and continuity of style, and professional accomplishment. Cotton joins a distinguished group of professional artists comprised of more than 300 members who work in a wide array of media and are represented in prestigious museums and private and corporate collections.