Photograph of Artist ERIC K. MERCER
ERIC K. MERCER
Chicago, Illinois - United States



Original Artworks (2)

Eric K. Mercer; Consumer Objects, 2008, Original Fiber, 132 x 120 inches. Artwork description: 241  Many objects created from the same material, with slight variations in size or life span, occasionally having some subtle changes in colour but essentially lacking in individuality. Created from materials that are unnatural and produced from complex human manipulation. Consumption of time and materials that creates an ...
Eric K. Mercer
Original Fiber, 2008
132 x 120 inches (335.3 x 304.8 cm)
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Eric K. Mercer; Insulated Media, 2008, Original Fiber, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  The Source of the media is covered with a series of cozies creating a barrier between the viewer and the information. Each layer between the viewer and the TV insulates the visual information, until the content can only be reflected back on itself. ...
Eric K. Mercer
Original Fiber, 2008
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement

I crochet to discuss ideas of consumerism, mass media, identity, and conformity. Citing the properties and traditional uses of fiber, I manifest crocheted metaphors. The manner in which I create my work focuses on the processes, inherent meanings, and histories of the materials I choose. As with the history of fiber-based art, my work tries to redefine certain power structures and social expectations. I have a long-held interest in media and information, leading me to use crochet both as an alternative and critique for contemporary media culture.

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