My name is Erin Foerster and I am an interior Designer and self-taught abstract, mixed-media and collage artist based in Northwest Arkansas. Historical references, the evolution and layering of the built environment, and the expansion of my intuition are largely reflected in the spaces and pieces that I create.
I use the process of layering materials, textures, patterns and colors to set the mood and tell stories in both my art and design. I love seeing how the visual development unfolds as depth is built up through each layer. It allows feelings of comfort and joy, as well as fear and unease to be expressed in tangible ways. I find there is so much beauty in the duality of these emotions, and the visual interest created through their contrast.
Growing up in a military household, I used art and design as a healing conduit to channel my stress, worry and anxiety from the pressures of constantly moving and having to adjust to new surroundings. I used both tools as a way to focus my attention, find connection, explore new ideas, and push the boundaries of my imagination.
Today I still find myself using art and design as a fun and constructive way to find FREEDOM from the FRENZY of everyday life and to process the happenings in the world around me.