29 Jul '15, 10pm
Artist Erin Hammond Peels Back the Paint Layers to Give Us a Peek at Her Process
JustLuxe: How did you get started? Erin Hammond: Well, I like to say that I started as an artist in the womb. […] Expression of self was always apparent in my home: my father was a musician and a hair dresser [and] my mother went to school for Horticulture […]—she was, and still is, an amazing poet and writer […]. Never was there a dull moment. I started painting very young and loved staying after school in the art rooms and theater. I continued to major in painting, sculpture, and theater in college. JL: Who are your primary influences? EH: I am a huge fan of German Expressionism. […] One artist in particular that I admire is Kathe Kollwitz. She endured an amazing amount of persecution, pain and loss; her son died in WWI [and] she experienced the toils of early industrial life first hand. She was persecuted by Nazis (her work was included in their degenerate show in 1937)...