Humans and their environment, and the impacted environment from humans, are the main concepts in my work. I focus attention on the deprivation of natural resources, societal and environmental decay, over-consumption, industry and disposable consumer culture, social injustices, and the impact of humans’ actions in an overpopulated world.
Repurposed objects are used whenever possible in construction, even if it is just the surface providing the painting. I am conscious of the need to reuse anything wherever possible to reduce the load in the landfill and to also accept the challenge of using non-traditional materials in my practice.
Erin Liljegren is a Madison-based mixed-media artist who received her BFA from UW-Madison. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally with most recent shows at the Overture Center of the Arts, Rockford Art Museum, and the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, WI.