erica harris likes to make art.
I am drawn to:
anatomical charts, arabic newspapers, azbukas, abecedarios, asian pill packets, bingo dots, birdwatching guides, burmese grammar books, beeswax, broadsides, bakery string, braille, cancelled brazilian envelopes, carrier pigeon harnesses, cornerparts, connect-the-dot books, cyrillic letterforms, colored pencil, chinese notebooks, currency, candy wrappers, cardboard, doll arms, dried orangepeel, deeds, dress patterns, edging, elementary vocabulary, egg charts, eggshells, egg boxes, first aid manuals, flowered tablecloths, flashcards, french dictionaries, food packaging, gold leaf, global war maps, gravestone rubbings, gun diagrams, georgian dictionaries, gazetteers of nations, gameboards, gumsticks, housepaint, handwritten correspondences, handpainted signs, housecoat pockets, hindi stringpackets, hunting handbooks, indian postcards, ideas of hope, joss paper, laotian rice bags, lists of numbers, life magazines from the 40's & 50's, little wonder books, letterpressed ration cards, lowercase letters, matchbooks, montgomery ward catalogs, muskox likenesses, marblegame instructions, medicine labels, measuring devices, nepalese texts, nautical charts, old shoes, observation, obsolescence, piano parts, popular mechanics issues, pictures of small animals, polish, thai, and macedonian phrasebooks, paper masks, pin-up girls, piƱata sorpresas, pinkham persimmons crates, player-piano scrolls, photographs of water and houses, palau, quiz-me games of useful knowledge, question and answer boards, retablo pieces, ritual objects, rice paper, sheet music, slovenian grain sacks, soap labels, small pictures of all animals, shrinky-dinks, sewing machines, shrine debris, serbian directions, seed diagrams, script practice sheets, sewingbox contents, typewriter keys, trim, the immigrant experience, toy cars, toy planes, tables of contents, things that fly, things in need of mending, the power of translation, toy theaters, teacup handles, titles, vintage album covers, wallpaper, what i remember, x-rays, yugoslavian lessonplans, yarn, ink, glue, and other languages...
Places and Projects
Thank you from Buddha’s Smile School 2015
Thank you from Buddha's Smile School 2015

Thanks to all the generous participants of last year’s India & Etsy Fundraiser! Your support made possible my two month residency at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi and many workshops with the fun and lovely students of Buddha’s Smile School…

Baroda, Gujarat- The Chakali Project
Baroda, Gujarat- The Chakali Project

Art projects from India- joining work at a printmaking residency & kids in a slum community

Scrap Potential- Scavenging in India
Scrap Potential- Scavenging in India

Finding and transforming old photographs, found objects and paper ephemera in India.

Activities at Buddha’s Smile School
Activities at Buddha's Smile School

A week in the life of the 221 students of Buddha’s Smile School, Sarnath, India

Thank You from Buddha’s Smile School
Thank You from Buddha's Smile School

The students, teachers and founders of Buddha’s Smile School send their love and gratitude.

The Art Department in Portland, Maine
The Art Department in Portland, Maine

Very inspiring work is being made at this arts space that serves “artists with intellectual and developmental uniqueness”

New Orleans
New Orleans
Art in Leon, Nicaragua
Art in Leon, Nicaragua

Scholarship Fundraiser for Buddha’s Smile School
Scholarship Fundraiser for Buddha's Smile School

was an enormous success!

Varanasi, India
Varanasi, India

Art and projects from one of the weirdest and best cities in the world

Murals with New York City Kids
Murals with New York City Kids

Murals in collaboration with kindergarten-5th grade public school students.

Soapmaking in Guatemala
Soapmaking in Guatemala

In September, I traveled to Guatemala to teach workshops on soap making…

Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil
Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil

Some collaborations, collages & scenes from a 2 month residency at Sacatar Foundation, on the Bay of All Saints, in Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil.

Residency in Macedonia
Residency in Macedonia

I was in residence last fall at artpoint-gumno in the village of Sloeshtica, Macedonia. I had wonderful neighbors who taught me how to herd sheep, keep bees, make plum liquor, speak Macedonian, and get around town. Nostravia, Sloeshtica!

The Colima Project – Colima, El Salvador
The Colima Project - Colima, El Salvador

The Colima Project is a community art exchange sponsored by San Francisco State University.

Cambodia
Cambodia
Laos
Laos
Myanmar
Myanmar
Vietnam
Vietnam