Erin Endicott utilizes stitching and ink to “draw” on found fabric – things that hold power because of their age and anthropomorphic wisdom. Erin’s “Healing Sutras” tell stories of pain remembered and solace found. They indicate hope and speak of feminine patience evidenced by the painstakingly small stitches that create flowing abstract shapes.
(Excerpted from an interview with curator Samantha Levin)
Erin spent her childhood exploring the woodlands and waterways of rural Southern New Jersey using watercolors and drawing to make visual her connection with her natural surroundings. Erin continued her Fine Art education at Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art & Design where she began expanding her expressive repertoire to include textile and fiber related processes. During this time Erin also spent time studying textile processes in Scotland and began a lifelong love affair with the people and landscape of this extraordinary place.
Erin continues to be inspired by and explore the natural beauty of her surroundings in rural New Jersey as well as by her inner landscape – creating the “Healing Sutras” as virtual maps of her journey.