by Erika Jane Mallette in New Art on Thursday 14 June 2012

I’m a self taught artist out of Austin, Texas. My Haunted Ground series touches on addiction and┬ádestructive self behavior that we all can relate to in one way or the other. But it’s our job to turn our ugly side into something beautiful, such as in the case of my subjects. Johnny Cash’s addictions were well known, as were Edgar Allan Poe’s. But through their addictions, they wrote and cultivated it into something haunting and splendid and┬áthat have truly stood the test of time.