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Online Art Portfolio: Erin K. Milks

Our feautured artist today is Toronto-born Erin K. Milks, who is currently studying fine arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Erin's illustrative and sculptural practice offers an interesting focus on line and materiality.


wire sculpture of a figureR&R, 18 gauge wire


Many of Erin's sculptures use wire in a way that seems to reference the sometimes-intricate, sometimes-simplistic line art found in her sketch work. The wire, coiling outward and in on itself lends the sculptures a momentum and certain animated nature that defies the object's static existence.


seahorse sculptures made from wireSeahorse, wire, clay, cement


I find Erin's paintings to be an intriguing mixture of classical oil techniques and modern, contemporary acrylic patterns. She moves back and forth between loose, experimental brushstrokes and a tigher, more realistic style quite fluidly. From the selection of work currently available on her online portfolio, it will be interesting to see how Erin's work evolves.

acrylic painting of two white cows on a red backgroundRawhide, acrylic

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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