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Erin McGee Ferrell Artist’s Statement ArtistAMERICAN.com/ @ArtistAMERICAN In my work as a contemporary artist, I strive to combine traditional oil painting techniques with innovative technology to create interactive pieces that stand the test of time. I am passionate about creating pieces that engage the viewer and invite them to explore the nuances of the artwork, without relying on technology that may become obsolete as it changes. I have also been experimenting with pigments that alter in response to environmental changes, such as thermochromic pigments that change color in response to temperature. My work is inspired by a variety of global sources, including my own travels to diverse cultural locations such as Ecuador where I explored the use of natural pigments for painting, sourced from the Amazon Rainforest. My series, Insect Hotels: Restoration of the Garden, was inspired by my travels to Athens, Bahrain, and Germany in 2022. These experiences have greatly influenced my artistic perspective and have inspired me to push the boundaries of traditional materials and techniques. In my recent projects, I have used NFC technology to embed tags under traditional oil paint, allowing viewers to interact with the piece through their smartphones and experience audio and video elements. Through artist residencies at Carnegie Mellon University and Arizona State University in 2023, I am excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with other artists and scientists and explore the potential of combining traditional oil painting with technology. As an artist, my long-term goal is to create interactive pieces that inspire thought, emotion, and meaningful exchange between the viewer and the artwork, and that will stand the test of time as enduring works of art. I am confident that my interactive pieces will be well-received by collectors and institutions alike, and I look forward to sharing my work with a wider audience through gallery exhibitions.
Painting:Oil on Wood
Size:48 W x 48 H x 1 D in
Ready to Hang:No
Packaging:Ships in a Crate
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Handling:Ships in a wooden crate for additional protection of heavy or oversized artworks. Crated works are subject to an $80 care and handling fee. Artists are responsible for packaging and adhering to Saatchi Art’s packaging guidelines.
Ships From:United States.
Erin McGee Ferrell, Contemporary Professional Oil Painter and Arts in Health Advocate teaches 2D Design at The University of New England. McGee Ferrell is Published Researcher and Patient Advocate for the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center, a National Cancer Institute Research Advocate, Arizona State University, CSBC, and the Department of Defense as a consumer reviewer for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Ferrell was raised with a Nigerian upbringing; family having spent 35 years in Ekiti State. She has spent time painting in West Africa, Scotland, and Greece. Focusing a project in Ecuador, Erin has documented natural pigments from the Amazon Rain Forest. Born in Kentucky, Ferrell now lives in Maine. Erin is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia and has studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, the Artist Students League of New York, and Maine College of Art. Creator of The Pirate Crew Paper Doll Breast Cancer Educational Series, Ferrell is passionate about visual translation in Medicine and Research.
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