Wednesday, April 21, 2010

six sentences about my qualifications and objectives, by Erica Harris

I live in Brooklyn, New York. The history, community, debris, languages, and industry of my metropolis are a huge source of materials and inspiration. Working in other countries has also had a profound influence on my work. For the past four summers, I've been teaching art to children in rural El Salvador. I learn as much, if not more, from looking at children's art and talking with them about their process and ideas as I do from the museums and galleries of New York. Using art as a tool to outline and interpret their relationships to family, food, school, work, society and death provides such a simple visual vocabulary, so eloquent and universal.
ericaeharris — August 01, 2008 — "six sentences about my qualifications and objectives"
see also The Big Ship a stop motion collage animation.