What interests me most about visual art is the story that unfolds during the creative process.  Art is connected to the stories and lives of people transpiring in the world around us.  I try to show this in my visual work attempting to depict the tangled web of emotions, stories, and experiences that we all share.  This happens in the studio, yes, but I also try to share this experience by bringing the making of art into public places. By creating with musicians and speakers in a variety of settings, the audience is allowed to partake in the creative process, finding themselves personally relating to the art and internalizing their own experience with it.  I hope that this exposure to the creative process helps evolve the visual arts to a more tangible and important element in our culture and brings about (in any way) an awakening in the human soul.

 

 

Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance artist, and creative priest who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art that speaks to our deepest experiences.
 
Most recently, Scott released “Stations In The Street”, an open share stations of the cross street art show; and he is currently touring his one man performance piece “We Are Not Troubled Guests” in which he navigates the surprising gift of an existential crisis. He is also the co-author of “Prayer: Forty Days of Practice” and an adjunct professor at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. 
 
Scott is most loved by his wife Holly and his children Anders and Elsa.