About - erikaparrinoart

About

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Erika grew up in a small town in Southern California. Exploring the hills, fields and washes was a favorite past time  and ingrained in her a love of the outside world. She studied art at the University of Redlands and also in San Francisco, where she lived for over 20 years before relocating to the Southwest.
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<b>Artist Statement</b>
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As an artist I am very influenced  by “place.”    
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I am currently in the Southwest and am finding inspiration in the old motels and adobes
that speak of a different place and time; the true old west, if you will , with it’s dusty streets,  expansive sky, and bounty of nature.
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There is a harsh fragility about the desert that I find endlessly inspiring. My monotype images of leaves highlight their  hidden beauty;  insect and fungal damage leave incredibly intricate patterns which come to life with ink and press.
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Erika grew up in a small town in Southern California. Exploring the hills, fields and washes was a favorite past time and ingrained in her a love of the outside world. She studied art at the University of Redlands and also at San Francisco State University.



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