Erika Lynne Hanson

Region: West


City / State: Phoenix , AZ

When the real is no longer what it was, nostalgia assumes its full meaning.
–Jean Baudrillard

I create weavings, videos, and installations. In each project, I propose potential connections among material, history, and place. The notion of landscape is a thread that runs throughout my practice; specifically, I look at how landscape exists as either a sight or a representation.

How can we interact with a space that can never be reached physically? I employ the act of weaving to recreate a view that may only be referenced through the mediation of time, memory, and technology. Through the process of reinterpretation, information is lost while previously unknown knowledge emerges, offering a new experience of the created object or scene.