Erin Currier ~ Artist
26 1/2" x 22 1/2"
This piece is in a private collection
Contact Erin Currier via e-Mail at [email protected]
Erin Currier was born on January 10, 1975
in Massachusetts. She left New England for Northern New Mexico in
1993. Erin earned her BFA in Costume Design from the College of Santa
Fe in 1997. She began her formal career as a fine artist when she
moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1998. Since then, she has built a reputation
for innovative assemblages composed of recycled materials from all
over the world, and has been represented in exhibitions and galleries
in the Taos area and in California. Her work is in private collections
For thousands of years people have created
art from materials close at hand. With these materials artists have
embroidered and enriched reality with skill and imagination. As a
contemporary artist I continue this tradition. In seeking the balance
between the abundance of substances out of which art can be created,
between traditions and cultures, esthetics and politics, and the conditions
of men and women in their relationship to modernization, I found my
medium in that which is most readily accessible in our day and age;
namely, Trash. We often find the true gold in that which seems to
have no beneficial purpose.
Like a fool feigning idiocy in order to
survive, and then win back his kingdom, the disposable world illustrates
the ongoing discourse between artifice and nature. Through my work,
the disposable, the profane, the discarded, the mundane, the unwanted,
are reformatted into socio-spiritual urgencies, the disaster and deliverance
of contemporary life.
The recycled material used in my work
was collected from China, Japan, Thailand, Nepal, India, United Arab
Emirates, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Peru, Bolivia, Chile,
Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and US.