Sun Rising – The Power of the Stones
When I first saw notice of Erika’s solo show, I was sure it would be enlightening around the history of the work she undertook.
I had no idea that the individual pieces she created would be so powerful.
I was fortunate to meet her at the gallery during a fairly quiet time and Erika spent a good bit of time with me, walking through the pieces from concept through creation. It was a fabulous way to gain insight into how a true artist gives voice and image to her work.
The dazzling colours of the megalithic art interpretations brought many smiles as I remembered seeing stone carvings in situ throughout Ireland over the years.
The one piece that I stayed with me was Procession – the people, moving through the world. Our world, their time. It stayed with me. And now hangs in my home, a treasured piece that I see as a touchstone to the past, made real by a true 21st century artist.
Erika’s approach to her work and her communication of the work with the public is appealing in its honesty and simplicity.
Karen F Finigan
Hey Erika how nice to hear from you. I was telling of the view from your studio just yesterday; the ocean, the vivid greens, sheep and sheepdog. Delightful!