The organic textures and jewel tones of Erin Bassett’s textile art captured our attention some time ago, and she was one of the artists included in the Summer 2017 issue of Art Hive Magazine; https://issuu.com/arthivemagazine/docs/arthive22/38. We reconnected with Erin recently at Whitespace Collection and are featuring her today for #TextileTuesday.
Erin Bassett is an award-winning artist based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her artistic journey began with painting lessons in her grandmother’s garage at the age of 5, the gift of a camera at the age of 18 and the discovery of fabric at 28. She now has her own company, Erin Bassett Artistry, which aims to create unique, sophisticated, one-of-a-kind textiles and fabric sculptures for the home and body. Her inspiration comes from her fascination with the characteristics of silk and the beautiful seascapes of the local Florida reefs. Erin designs, sculpts, and creates artistic wall art and wearable silk accessories, as well as site-specific fabric installations that are graceful, elegant and original. She has been an exhibiting artist since 2002 after graduating from the University of Florida with a BFA in Creative Photography and continued through her studies at the Savannah College of Art + Design, where she received her MFA in Textile Design in 2012.
Bio courtesy of the artist, https://www.erinbassettartistry.com/