Erica Coffing

My life revolves around the creation of art that comes deep from within my heart. Nature, the figure, the portrait, and abstraction all play essential roles in my subject matter. I search for archetypes in the faces of common and ordinary people, thereby transforming the work from portrait into symbol.

My latest body of work deals with humanity's delicate and precarious relationship with nature, the ways in which we bring pollution and destruction to the earth, and the ways in which nature threatens and challenges us as a species. This toxic relationship is reaching it's breaking point with climate change already underway.