Erika Gehringer

Muddling Through Amsterdam

Acrylic on canvas
48" x 36"

The Chair Shuffle

Acrylic on Canvas
60" x 36"

Apfelstrudel

Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 20"

 

The Best

Acrylic on Canvas

30" x 24"

Erika Gehringer
Room 53

Acrylic on canvas

Spreadsheets

Acrylic on Canvas

30" x 40"

 

House Coat

Acrylic on Canvas

24" x 12"

Un Dia Muy Especial

Acrylic on canvas

18" x 18"

Erika Gehringer is an artist living in Cherry Hill, NJ. She currently teaches Art at Haddonfield Middle School in Haddonfield, NJ and graduated from the University of the Arts: MAT '05.

My work relates to the transformational qualities of handwriting. I have always been fascinated by people's handwriting, in particular from people who are no longer with us. About two years ago, I started taking these handwriting samples and projecting them onto a canvas. I fell in love with the way that the writing would turn into an abstract representation. I enjoyed seeing the new shapes that were made by overlapping the words. I began to realize that I could take something that was filed away in a box and transform it into something new. In a way, I was giving new life to the lives we had lost. 

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