Scottsdale based visual artist, Erin Matlock, is a globally recognized mental health activist and published poet who challenges the stigma of suicide through deeply personal accounts of survival and public recovery. She is an international and TEDx speaker currently exploring the translation of her viral poems to canvas.
Fusing bold colors with sculptural text that rises far beyond the surface, Matlock triggers an emotional response; drawing viewers in close and inviting them to explore verse. Her works are studies on self worth, self acceptance and individuality. Breaking the order of color and further placing language at the center pointe, her paintings blend acrylics, spacial blueprints, recycled glass, crushed crystal, stencils, distressed texture and intricately mixed gel mediums.