Erica Green

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Erica Green is a fiber-based artist who lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.  Erica received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska and completed a two-year post-baccalaureate program in Ceramics at the University of Colorado. Her work has varied from clay sculpture to thread drawings to fiber installations.  She has exhibited work in notable galleries such as RULE Gallery, Redline Contemporary, the Firehouse Art Center, The Diary Center for the Fine Arts and was included in the Art of the State show at Arvada Center for the Arts in Arvada, CO. She has also participated in several artist in residencies around the country including receiving a fellowship at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Statement

My work focuses on the seemingly unending process of repairing and rebuilding one's self.  I 'mend' or knot simple fibers and thread together in meditative and obsessive manner.  The work gradually becomes a visual accumulation — a visual record — of the time it takes to heal.  Each moment, each struggle amasses and blends and eventually becomes impossible to distinguish.  Looking back, the viewer sees that this fundamental human undertaking is simultaneously strong and fragile, messy and disciplined, heavy and light.  This work tries to find comfort in such fraught moments.