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"

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
What's Left Behind

Acrylic on Canvas

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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