About Erica Maronie
Disciplines: Mixed-Media, Painting, Visual Arts
The hopelessness an artist can have at times tells me that my audience is whomever will come and listen. And there are instances where that proves to be true. More often however, I recognize my audience as being made up of young women who may feel as hopeless as I and have something to say to the world about it. My influences are artists like myself, who can portray a strong feeling of satisfaction or nostalgia in their work like Lindsay Rapp; who paints passion, movement and weightlessness in the most ethereal way. I paint in a way that conveys to women that they can be free, express themselves, reconnect with humanity and feel energy while doing so. I do this subconsciously by replicating the same three subjects in very different, abstract ways; symbols of weightlessness representing freedom such as wings or birds, faces with bold eyes and nature. My artwork has the ability to capture something in your spirit and speak to you in a way that you needed. A lot of the pieces with bold, dramatic facial expressions, head angles and eyes will tell you their story and ask you to share yours. My work is unique because it makes the audience feel more than it asks them to think, and that is refreshing.
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