“This print is inspired by an original painting born of water, dye and pigment on raw canvas. It is part of a larger body of work of porous figures, with no clear demarcation of where the figure ends and its environment begins. The subject’s gaze is powerful, defiant and wholly embodied. There's something animal-like about her. To me, she's the center of a storm,” commented Loren Erdrich.
The spontaneous flow of water is a key element in Erdrich’s figurative paintings and sculptures. She applies water-mixed dyes and pigments directly to her paintings, and her air-dried ceramic works are glazed with water-based media. Erdrich has stated that she wants to reclaim porousness and fluidity, qualities associated with water, as strengths. Erdrich received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from the Burren College of Art. Her group exhibitions include a 2020 show at The Delaware Contemporary. Erdrich also creates video and performance works, and she has collaborated with the poet Sierra Nelson on multiple publications.