Erin began her formal art studies in her home province, at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Her early work there immediately caught the attention of her instructors. Shortly after returning from inspirational trips to Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand, she decided to move to the west coast of Canada. She transferred to Emily Carr College of Art and Design and in 2003, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, majoring in Visual Art. While pursuing her degree, Erin focused primarily on sculptural projects which included works in clay, welded metal, and light installations. A strong foundation in drawing has always informed her projects.
She studied various methods of printmaking including intaglio, mono-printing and silkscreen. Digital design applications also became an integral part of her practice. An interest in fashion and design continues to influence her work. Erin combines silkscreen and batik to create funky, unique textiles which become clothing, handbags or framed original artworks. A recurrent motif throughout her work are a series of simple drawings of emaciated figures called Dirty Bits. These prints and drawings are made into wall tiles, printed on clothing and can be found on many of her surface designs.
A series of book drawings embodied her collection of paintings entitled “Collected Objects”. 2004. Works shown (here).
Currently her work can been seen in many modern home interiors.
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