Erin Fitzgibbon

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I am an artist of French/Irish and Algonquin descent. I use both transcendental thought and some indigenous values to make positive statements about the world and educate individuals about women's topics, nature, and trauma. Transcendental concepts of beauty and perfection in the simple act of existence permeate my work. We often lose sight of that which is awe-inspiring in this world. The media inundates us with the negative like war and oppression. Through personal hardship, I have learned that each terrible moment leads back to beauty if we only allow ourselves to experience it.

I let my genuine fascination for the world lead me to unexpected places searching for perfection. Quiet contemplation leads to a moment of spontaneity. Many times ideas arrive with brute force.  I often scramble to find my camera or sketch quickly before the moment is gone. The result is a collection of images that vary greatly in subject matter and style. However, they all hold to the same thread that Mother Earth is ours to care for and that each person, each object, each moment, good or bad, is as it should occur.

Some people have pushed me to choose a subject matter or style for my art. To be known for a "type" of photography. My "type" is beautiful and varied. I make no apologies for being "all over the place." I hold onto a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. He said, "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."