A collection inspired by all the emotional and physical pain and disconnect that comes along with anxiety. A reminder of all the beauty that exists within our daily struggles.
Welcome to my little corner of the Artist Planet. My name is Erika and I am an artists originally from Miami, Florida. Currently living and working in Connecticut. 2020 was a rough year that left me unemployed and scared for what was coming next for myself and my art practice. But here we are 2021 and I am ready to start sharing my art with all of you. Please stay awhile and take a look around. If you would like any prints from my portfolio that are not yet in my shop please just let me know. Thank you and Happy Art Making and Shit! - Erika
Dismantled: my current project. Have been working on this body of work for two or so years now.It is all about taking something apart, only to use the pieces from that destruction to rebuild and create something new. A lovely way to look at the collective human experience.I like to think that we all share this in common, rebuilding. Life is a series of birth and growth and rebirths. An endless cycle of positive and negatives. I have taken this same approach with my photography. I have decided to distress my 35 mm negatives after they have been developed to create pieces of destructed and rebuilt beauty. This is a simulation of life and death, chemical paintings made to remind us that from fragments we can recreate and reassemble ourselves
An exploration of home and family. After being so far from my home, Miami, I realized how much I wanted to document it every chance I could. Its focus is on those passing moments. The ones where a second of silence or calm flashes across someone's face. Or the moment just as short of explosive emotion. This idea of capturing the "soon this feeling will pass as quickly as it came" moment that encapsulates home and all my memories of it as well.