2nd Place - Merit of Excellence
Portrait with Pheasant, from Parts of the Earth series
“In my work, I revisit our relationship with nature. I am attracted to the vulnerability of the human spirit and the spiritual trials we all go through which some of us know we are in and some do not. I am intrigued by the inner battle of complete submission of losing ourselves and our physical trappings to this world and gaining a new life. I am fascinated by the power and beauty of life physically and spiritually. And even when we physically leave this earth our legacy remains.”
Erika lives in Satellite Beach, Florida with her husband and their four children.