Piece description from the artist
From a series inspired by urban landscapes. When drowning feels like home. If all you know is keeping your head above water, why would you ever look up at the clouds?
Eric Stine hails from Indianapolis, Indiana, where he holes up in a cave with two dogs and a growing bevy of creative tools. After a decade of agency life, Eric is now exploring an ever-expanding horizon of creative outlets exuding his own visual voice. Making things is an obsession, and constantly being challenged to explore new techniques for making those things is an equally mandatory endeavor.
Eric’s influences come from all corners and timelines of life, and he enjoys shying away from what might be more ‘popular’ on the surface. Inspiration from Saturday morning cartoons, 80’s hip-hop, vintage signage, trash in the gutter, furry animals, ever-present socio-economical class systems, and wide-eyed emotional insecurities are a slice of what's on display in Eric’s multi-platform work. Don’t ask him what medium he works in if you don’t want to hear the answer, “everything”.