On a photograph, embroidery can be transformed into an adamantine reticulate and broken chords of invisible rays. Or elaborate collage techniques can transform a photo into a window that opens onto elusive concepts, like identity and imagination.
It is in this space, between photography and an artisanal operation of post-production, that the works of Erin Frost take shape. Portraits like stolen gazes that reveal and at the same time obscure the eye of the artist.
With series "Embroidery", originally created for nocturnal exhibition "Alterations" by Vignettes, Erin plays with reticular triangles, with repetition and abstraction.
Whereas "Collage" is instead a spin-off of incision work "Cut and Run", a collaboration with Troy Gua, continued with partner Shaun Kardinal for exhibition "Alterations". Together they recompose shards of photos into elaborate kaleidoscopes, similar to broken mirrors on which the I of the photographer is reflected and deformed.
Photos via erin-frost.com