Erin is a multimedia artist, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She graduated with her BFA in glass at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia then moved to Louisville, KY where she worked as the departmental assistant at the University of Louisville glass department. Currently she is attending Alfred University to earn her Masters in Sculpture and Dimensional Studies.
As a visual artist I utilize mixed materials, primarily glass, to explore ideas relating to human communication. By manipulating materials that are used for sending a message or reference ways we communicate my sculptures and installations become a new way to interpret the original message and the ways we receive them.
This distortion happens mostly through process, highlighting the labor it takes to formulate a typical connection. Whether the material is stripped down to its core, pulled and stretched, or put through multiple processes there is a re-work that occurs and may not be immediately seen. It is the in-between space of the start of a thought and the reception that my work puts focus on. What happens in the middle especially through layers of technology, information, and human interpretation? Much like our need to create and leave a mark, our desire to communicate and therefore understand is constant, and it is important to highlight this idea that unites all of us.