Erin Morrison

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: Los Angeles, CA

I have a nomadic nature, and for the past five years have lived in five different cities. As a result, for the past three years my work has been devoted to a personal reflection of landscape through the use of mixed wet and dry media on paper.

Reliant on the cyclical nature of time, the landscape holds the promise of building and the compromise of erosion. Continually dotted by our patterns of impermanent, decorative structures, an affirmation of spectacle is renewed. As a painter, I am particularly interested in the expansive qualities of these tropes.

Landscape interpretation, dependent on the gaze of the viewer, offers a substitution of authorship that I often attempt to address in the development of a piece. Scale, the feeling of human presence, and the stir of unforeseen struggle are elements also regularly encountered in this process.