My name is Erykah Townsend, and I’m a visual artist and designer from Cleveland, Ohio. My work is heavily inspired by Pop Culture and art history when it comes to aesthetics, concepts, and forms. At the Cleveland Institute of Art, I learned how to sew and upholster- which are both embedded in my art process. I incorporate wearables and fabrics within my work to create narratives with the use of Pop Culture. I believe
textiles sparks curiosity with the sense of touch and familiarity, which draws me to the medium. 




Below are 3 categories of selected work that includes conceptual art, wearables, and textile art.


Conceptual Art:





Off-Off-White”, 2022
Bayueliangas , 2022






And a Baja Blast.., 2022







Cotton/s, 2022











Hybrid project of clay and fabric.





Helmet:
Violet 2020
2020
Plastic, Spray Paint, Foam, Metal 







        


Helmet:
Propeller V 2019
2019
Plastic, Spray Paint, Fan 












OMG, KENNY KILLED THEM!, 2022




It’s The Dirty Bubble!, 2020

4-way Stretch Fabric, Foam, Latex Paint on Panel










                                                    It Was A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, 2019

                                                                                                Pom-Poms on Panel







Past Work In Progress:



                                                        ︎︎︎ ︎︎︎












Monkey Business, 2022










Wearables:







Hybrid project of clay and fabric.









         Footwear:                               Helmet:                                                           
         Big Boys                                 Marvin                                                             
         2019                                       2019            
         Wool, Cotton, Poly-Fil              Plastic, Spray Paint, Foam, Cleaning Brush         

















      Textile:

                   Airhead, 2021

                   4-Way Stretch Fabric, Poly-Fil on Panel