CONCEPT Change by design. Creatively thinking this world into a better place: if we each make one change to protect our natural resources … recycle, compost, reduce water usage… together, we can impact our planet. This painting celebrates western redbud, poppy and lupine; all flora that require very little water to flourish. The gradient from night to day in the background and the paint being pulled across the flowers in the foreground represents positive change over time and forward movement. The conserved water droplets layered over the composition represent earth’s precious natural resources. If we make changes such as giving drought tolerant plants the opportunity to flourish, we can work toward an environmentally sustainable future and protect our natural resources. Celebrating California’s native flora and challenging people to rethink our urban landscapes is a reoccurring theme in my mural projects; I’m currently producing a mural with native flora at John Cabrillo Elementary with Wide Open Walls Uplifting Schools.
BIO After completing her undergraduate degrees, Erica received an International Scholarship to pursue an MA in London. She created, lived and traveled throughout Europe and Australia before moving back to the States. Now based in Sacramento, she produces murals for residential and public spaces and creates mixed media art using acrylic and photography. The community around her and beautiful variety of people and places around the world continue to inspire her. INSTA/SITE: @ericaartdesign ericaarts.weebly.com