Ingrid Eriksen

Color and trace of place. Everyday objects, leftover materials like compost, weeds and seeds, whatever gives color is of interest to me. The brightness or sustainability comes second; traces and prints of chemical reaction and time is what I am after. I quickly follow the lines of natural dye before time bleach and remove. My marks are all that’s left, like a copy or proof of something that once were. Constantly on the move, I playfully weave together traces of my daily routine, of my loved ones food habits and walks around the block. I work material based mainly within textile and printing, where I see my work as drawings and paintings. I explore energies that emerges in the moment, and let my hands lead the process; work with intuition and spontaneity that let the body speak and think.