Eric Conrad

Region: West

There is an emotional end to my drawings, sculptures and installations that centers on an experience of empathy with the crestfallen, the emptied, the cast off, and the vulnerable. The figures, part-beast and part-human, struggle to regain a sense of identity, support and control within sensual, exuberant, violent, and/or co-dependent relationships. The works often contain narratives that deal with a coming to terms with past actions taken or current events not easily forgotten. Heaps of figures are mixed-up, entangled, disfigured and forced into co-dependent communities, fragile structures where there is potential for both reconciliation and collapse.