Erica is an artist-designer with an extensive working background within the fashion industry. She has adapted her wealth of knowledge into producing an array of stitched, moulded and assembled pieces. Initially influenced by garment design and their construction processes, she utilises similar principles to produce soft sculpture, paintings and wearables.
Sculpture; textured and structured forms dominate her work, as does the incorporation of synthetic materials and 3D printed elements. Works that often contain reference to personal experiences, concerns for humanity, our environment as well as the treatment of animals.
Painting; plays a large part in her practice, her technique often requiring days of meticulously placed brush strokes, building up layers of acrylic tones to create depth and lustier. Erica uses her unique style to enhance elements of exaggerated personality, layered characterisation and heightened individualism into her imaginative portraiture work.
Wearables; Erica's unique style and fresh approach to design is informed by her interests in exotic materials, natural structures and incorporated 3D technologies. A natural progression to her sculpture works, pieces often incorporate blend of traditional hand-sewn techniques with freehand & machine 3D printed componentry, producing new exciting work that fully encapsulates sculpted fashion Tech-Couture.
In 2017 erica gray artist launched her new wearable art collection consisting of bridal headpieces, artisan masks & other accessories. Designed exclusively for those who value the one-of-a-kind aesthetic as well as the twist on traditional and modern themes such as pieces inspired by vinatage styling as well as the utilisation of 3D printer materials and technologies. Each unique piece is personally hand crafted by erica gray artist.
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Soft Sculpture Paintings Wearables 2013 Honorable Mention -World of WearableArt Awards 2012 First prize, Creative Excellence in the prestigious -World of WearableArt Awards 2011 Award for Artistic Excellence, Strand Ephemera sculpture exhibition 2011 Highly Commended - Sculpture in the Gaol