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



Monkey Business, 2022













Cotton/s, 2022




Wearables:




Hybrid project of clay and fabric.



Hybrid project of clay and fabric.



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




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

       

 










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





Textile:




OMG, KENNY KILLED THEM!, 2022






It’s The Dirty Bubble!, 20204-way Stretch Fabric, Foam, Latex Paint on Panel

Airhead, 2021,
4-Way Stretch Fabric, Poly-Fil on Panel






It Was A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, 2019Pom-Poms on Panel



Past Work In Progress: