Erica Elgin is an emerging artist based in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, working primarily with intaglio printmaking techniques.
Erica’s copper plate etchings portray intense feelings that arise through the appreciation of visible elements and details of plant life. This exploration of emotive reactions aims to express a profound captivation towards the presence of nature across Melbourne and move the viewer’s perspective from seen to sensed. The dynamic feelings the natural world sparks within an observer is reflected through this intense celebration of texture, movement and colour. Her floristry training imbues her artistic practice with a rich background of detailed observation and appreciation of flora, providing her with intimate understanding, and close ties to plant life. Erica’s practice calls awareness to the indispensable role botany plays both in humankind’s everyday life and in the wider ecosystem, ultimately emphasising the increasing distress the natural world is under as a consequence of humankind.