Erin Kendig’s current work is inspired by imagery rooted in the Pacific Northwest landscape—trees, clouds, moss, mushrooms, etc. She thinks of this work as a cross between landscape painting and illustration, in which elements of the landscape that are often treated as static background objects are brought forward as animate narrative subjects. Abstract and surreal, these imagined landscapes often conflate scales and display patterns. This reflects, in part, her interest in the process of “emergence” and expressions of the sublime, in which the human self may be both found and lost within vast natural systems.
Erin Kendig is a Seattle-based artist. Her current work is inspired by imagery rooted in the Pacific Northwest landscape and explores concepts of nature.