Erin McIntosh
I find joy in making lyrical and rhythmic paintings in water-based media and collage. I love exploring color and composition through painting abstract subjects that are biomorphic or geometric in nature - often forms land somewhere in between. My paintings are inspired by the microscopic world, gardens, architecture, poetic gestures and are filled with anthropomorphic shapes.
My color and process-driven, abstract works start with small visual notations often made by working with collage, and develop intuitively. Improvisation and play are central to my painting practice. Compositions are dynamic stemming from a background in dance, time spent cycling, and interest in the non-verbal communication of music. Meaning emerges from the process of making as paintings become surprising visual metaphors.