“I am an encaustic artist and bookbinder, smitten with beeswax and bindings. My current direction in encaustic is driven by a daily photography practice, capturing abstraction within ordinary objects and elasticity of light as it dances around shadow and reflection. I transfer photographs onto wood panels and saturate them with wax, developing soft imagery with a luminous glow and aromatic scent of beeswax.
For years, encaustic and bookbinding were separate entities in my life - the art and the craft, the experimental and the meditative – and I craved a convergence. My encaustic journals are designed to honor the blank book as an art form and as a vessel of possibilities. I have an affinity towards beautiful natural places and comfortable home spaces, and aim to convey a feeling of hushing and holding, peace and tranquility, and awe with our surrounding beauty.”
Erin studied art at Miami University in Ohio where she graduated with an M.A. in Art Education. She moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains after college and taught art at Brevard Middle School for twelve years. She is now a full-time artist, juried member of Southern Highland Craft Guild, and instructor in encaustic, bookbinding, and journaling.