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.
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.
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.