Taylor Raye Erickson is a painter and art educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was her second visit with us this year, that she wanted to re-explore the landscape in Stöðvarfjörður, here on the east side of Iceland. During her residency time, Taylor made a collection of paintings mainly using acrylic paint on Yupo-paper. She has also created some short videos, where the multi-layerdness reflects the essence of dreams presented in her paintings.
”My body of work from my time at the Fish Factory is comprised of paintings, video work, drawings, and photographs. Regardless of the medium, the subject matter is primarily vivid, layered, and dreamy landscapes. These ethereal spaces closely represent the terrain of the mind: hazy, shadowy, and complex. Although ethereal, these images are often created by rearranging color, texture, and light from my immediate surroundings. The imagery of the wild Icelandic nature becomes a language for the world within. A collection of moments merge into representations of surreal, chaotic rhythms throughout the landscapes of the mind and the earth. I’m so grateful for the time I had at the Fish Factory surrounded by great people and inspiring landscapes.”
Thank you, Taylor! :)
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