We are very excited to have installed new work on the second floor of PRH in the corridors leading to the Education Centre. The images are reproductions of unique works by Erin Burns, who is Strategic Redesign Manager currently working for Eastbourne, Hailford and Seaford CCG, and a practicing artist. These replace previous work that has been on the wall since the early 1990s.
Erin’s work involves delicately painting and marking the surface of a photograph which is then mounted on aluminium and then covered in multiplelayers of viscous polymer resin and paint. The viewer appears to be looking through a translucent solid where textures, layers, and imagery converge. Erin’s images often begin with walks around gardens and outdoor spaces – often at night – where she search for quiet moments of natural beauty. She explains, “The trees, shrubs, and tangles of plant life which we pass by daily – form the starting point for my work. I create images with my rustic holga camera or ancient 35mm SLR. Part of the joy is getting film developed to see what has been captured. Light leaks from the basic camera often adding an eerie glow and interest. The images are then blown up and mounted on aluminium dibond. These images are then intuitively subjugated with mark making, paint, spray paint, and resin”
Erin Burns was born and grew up in the USA, receiving a Masters of Fine Arts degree from New York University. She relocated to the UK in 2003.
Here are some images of Erin’s work being installed in PRH last friday (02.06.17). Thanks to the team for all their help! And many thanks to Erin for allowing us to use reproductions of her work.
For more of Erin’s work please visit her website www.erinburns.com