Four Seasons, 2017
Acrylic paint, sewing pattern tissue, found images, caran d’ache pastels, glitter, scrim, fabric
32″ x 32″

SOS, 2017
Acrylic paint, sewing pattern tissue, found images, dots punched from an anatomy text, shapes cut from a scarf found on the beach
16″ x 20″

Subconscious Connection, 2017
Acrylic paint, sewing pattern tissue, found images, dots punched from an anatomy text, shapes cut from a scarf found on the beach
30″ x 24″

Bio:
Evie Erickson is a Los Angeles area based artist pursuing an MFA in Drawing and Painting at California State University, Long Beach. Her work is a hybrid of collage and painting.  Currently she is exhibiting at California State University, Long Beach The President’s House Exhibition (2017-2018).

Statement:
My work is influenced by surrealist collage; combining unrelated images in a dreamlike way. Through the use of materials such as acrylic paint, vintage sewing patterns, anatomical images and stencils I strive to create a visual surrealist poem or a fragmented narrative. I view the items and images I incorporate into my work as found objects, putting them in a new context and allowing them to gain a second meaning.

I am interested in creating biomorphic forms that have both anthropomorphic and botanical attributes in order to show a human connectivity to the natural world.  I am exploring the way in which the dot patterns can have multiple uses.  For example, they can represent underwater plant life in one painting and become part of a landscape or depict clouds in another. I am incorporating texture with the application of fabric, thread and acrylic molding paste.