Erin Burns’ photographic paintings

Erin’s work mixes photography and painting. She explains: “I began this latest series by photographing the environs of my new surroundings, including images of spring buds and alien foliage in an unfamiliar landscape. I make intuitive responses to the images with paint, marker, bleach, heat, and resin. The moment of making is inspired by what is on my mind – letting go, rebirth, love and loss, and isolation – all subjects that have arisen from moving across the pond.”

Erin is interested in catching quiet moments of natural beauty which she then subjugates with mark-making. Creating moments in time that reflect a melancholic attachment to the organic world, she investigates the formal qualities of painting utilising a process of layering various mediums. A process that is both additive and subtractive develops into an exploration of the relationships created through the juxtaposition of shapes. The titles for this series predominately come from the music she listens to while working, and literary influences.

More of Erin’s work can be seen on her website www.erinburns.com

152305746Picklepie Farm
lonelinessofatowercranedriver_newThe Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
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My Heart Still Beats For You
3Tangled Up In Love
115492432They Dont Love You Like I Love You III

Quilt

One of the patterns in this quilt is called Grandmother’s wheel, so I used a photo of my Grandmother in it. This then spilled into incorporating photos of family members, bits of fabric from clothes of the family and furniture fabric into the quilt.

This is a security blanket, full of touchstones, linked to special memories of people I love.

Debbie Bradstock

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