Erin Lee Carman


Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This piece was made as an exploration into different perspectives on the feminine body, what it means to be "feminine," and how these identities can be different yet coexist. It was my own creative challenge that I established for myself, while also challenging myself to create this piece by mixing media at every touch point to further visualize and explore the relationship between differences.

How was the illustration used:
This illustration is intended to generate a conversation on the topic of femininity. It can therefore be used in any context in which it would provide a supplementary visual to provoke that dialogue, particularly in online articles or magazines.

How did you make this work:
I made this work through a combination of different processes. First, I hand drew the portrait in ink and made a series of handmade collages from found print materials. Then, I scanned all and created a digital composition. I transferred that composition onto a photo litho plate to hand-pull prints onto rag paper, whose background I first monoprinted with hand-mixed oil-based litho inks.

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Erin Lee Carman is a designer, illustrator, and good listener, whose curiosity looks to combine the languages of different creative and scientific practices to explore new ways to communicate. Erin can be found working as the Junior Designer at WE-DESIGNS creative agency, pulling lithography prints in the Printshop, or further developing her projects for her final year of the BFA Integrated Design program and first year of the MS Strategic Design & Management program at Parsons School of Design in New York City.