Lion, a drawing by Erin Smith
Artist Statement by Erin Smith, Australia
‘My work is created from letters extracted from journals of automatic writing then digitally printed and hand drawn with archival ink onto paper. Using individual letters I have built new images in response to that deconstruction, creating a visual journal that explores the idea that words can have many different meanings and be associated with numerous objects or images. In creating an image from letters there will forcibly be large amounts of space and it is often this negative space that defines and informs the meaning. Often it is what we do not say rather than what we do say that defines our identity.’
Who is Erin Smith?
‘I’m a 28 year old currently living in Australia. I have a degree in graphic design [Bachelor of Design Arts, Australian Academy of Design, Melbourne, 2007], pursuing this degree stemmed from a love of typography, balance, etc.
I’m have a passion for learning basically anything I can get my hands on. Learning about other peoples practices in very inspiring and something that I really enjoy. Traveling is high on my agenda and I hope to make a lot of new friends whilst doing so.’
A close up of a drawing by Erin Smith
A drawing by Erin Smith