Pen and paper: Erin D. Garcia



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“From full spectrum light to sound, water and vibrations.”

As you approach a new piece, do you have a theme or idea in mind or go with the flow?

I hadn’t done one with the KRINK pieces in a while, so whenever you go back to an old idea, you fall into the last idea you had with it. When you have that much space in between, your mind goes to many different places and within that search new ideas form. Sometimes I get to things with a general theme, but most of the time I just sit down and work.

You come across a good idea and then try to repeat it a few times. Then you move on and by the end of the night I may have 20-50 drawings of ideas and you can come back the next day to appreciate maybe ten. That’s how I normally build pieces and I’ll look at it and then explore the ideas in each and what are things I’m interested in at the moment, as far as I give it a generic title.

For the KRINK work, I first drew all things and then came up with the title, ‘New Waves’, then started reading about waves and all different types of waves – from full spectrum light to sound, water and vibrations. By giving it that title, it brought the whole series together into a solid idea.

Looking at the scope of your practice, would you say there is a continuous line in terms of the posts examined?

The ones I like are the ones I put into the world. One of the through-lines that I see, which is evident in the work, is that they have a lot of energy. I like movement, bright colors and how they press against each other. I like the textures and overlaps, but there’s nothing I’m really trying to explain to the viewer.

Everything I’m interested in is in a way what I’m trying to show people. Something that is new to me is naming things that give a piece a new kind of resonance. I like this idea of ​​giving the viewer a photo, emotion or context with the title where you can then see the work in a different way.

I made these bowls recently and I went off the mold as far as the title was concerned. For example, Fantasma means “spirit” in Spanish, but it is also a shared word in Tagalog. Little things like that help me make work more interesting than just ‘nameless’.

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