Erin Gardner

Mixed Media
ID Number: 0058

“Using the mediums of drawing, painting, and collage, I incorporate imagery from memory and observation, in combination with more intuitive and primitive marks. Through filtering and processing experiences, perceptions, and memories, I develop a personal narrative that allows me to comprehend reality. We as humans depend heavily on our minds’ ability to construct and reconstruct events, and to connect the multitude of fragments that form a map of our lives.

My process is both additive and subtractive. Sometimes what I am looking for already exists underneath the layers of paint. In a similar manner to the way our minds work to find forgotten or missing pieces, sections within the artwork must be excavated in order to reveal truth. It is through the creation of art that I am able to bridge gaps and unearth further questions for investigation.”