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Erin Anderson B. 1987
Erin Anderson
B. 1987
Oil on copper
22 x 16 inches
Framed dimensions:
34 x 22 1/2 inches
The artist
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
With Emanation I sought to depict, not only physical characteristics, but also hint at the mood or energy that accompanies the figure. I believe most people are perceived at a logical, conscious level and a subconscious intuitive level. Often, our moods, energies and attitudes can affect others without our conscious knowledge of it. In this way, going out and meeting people or forming new relationships can be inherently risky since to some extent, we don't have complete control over the ways we are perceived. The resulting dissonance of being perceived negatively can deter one from wanting to put themselves out there again. Likewise, the rewards gained from forming strong relationships with those who regard you positively can reinforce the drive to interact with others. People fall along a wide spectrum to how they handle feedback from others, but for some, the risk of negative reinforcement can be daunting enough to prevent them from taking the gamble.

Erin graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and a minor in Entrepreneurship.  After college, she decided to pursue her passion and enroll in the Ani Academy Waichulis. The focus of her work is centered upon portraiture and depicting the human figure.  She seeks to explore the emotional nature of interactive dynamics both internal and interpersonal. In 2012 Erin founded Atelier Dualis in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where she currently works and resides.

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