Erin Bassett is an 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.
Erin talks about her art: “I love taking simple items, like yards of silk fabric, metal washers, glass beads and rubber bands to create sculptures that are unexpected, fascinating and unique. Using Shibori, fabric manipulations, photography, and digital printing, I create three-dimensional sculptures in fabric juxtaposed next to two-dimensional images. My artwork is a magical landscape of shapes that invites the eye to investigate what it’s seeing.”