Erica Hess is an exhibiting artist with Marianne Fairbanks.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
Our relationship began as teacher and student and has evolved into one of mentor and mentee (these flip-flop), colleagues, and friends. The creative exchange, which once felt more asymmetrical is now increasingly balanced and strengthened by conversations about design, curriculum, concepts, and material play. Over the years, we have volleyed ideas, founded a small business, and become supportive friends. A few key elements have provided the scaffolding of our relationship – time for trust and respect to be built, consistency of regular check-ins for accountability, and a playful and inspiring exchange of objects, images, and ideas.
Erica Hess lives and works in Appleton, Wisconsin. She received her M.F.A at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is a co-founder of the collective printmaking space, Polka Press. Erica also partners with Marianne Fairbanks in their business, Hello! Loom.
© Erica Hess