Erin p. Meehan
County: Okanogan County
Grants for Artists' Progress (GAP) 2023
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Erin p Meehan is a multidisciplinary artist and writer weaving and uncovering story through poetry, lyrical essay, mixed media projects and experimental and experiential process. She began her exploration of words & nature at a young age, and has been creating as personal assemblage, bone memory and balm ever since.
Erin grew up in the foothills of the Cascades of Washington and in frequent visits to the high deserts of California. She has worked across the arts in design, performance and production and holds degrees and initiations in ecology, ecosystem and embodied systems work, contemplative and healing arts and somatic listening practices.
Her most recent work focuses on the intersections of the sacred & mundane, kinship with nature, illness’ & complex health experiences, life/death doulaships, ancestral, social, personal & nature liberation pathways, joyful re-membering and explorations of ritual wayfinding through grief and mourning. She finds inspiration in wandering and in call and response connection with the natural world.
She received GAP funding for her ongoing project (death, dying and) The Mourning After, exploring personal mourning processes, lineage and the questions that surround loss and transformational change. Expanding on her solitary work she is dreaming into a series of poems, artworks and collaborative offerings in service of navigating grief and developing communal ways for digesting loss as a practice of cultural resiliency. Funding will facilitate experimenting with self-publishing, deepening research pathways and some studio updates and supplies.
She calls the Okanogan Highlands, and Washington, home.
Erin p Meehan, Eye Am In Here, Pencil Sketch, Archival Family Photos, Digital Assemblage, 2022. Page from micro-memoir project The Mourning After
Erin p Meehan, Shroud of Shadow & Light, Photography/Video assemblages, 2022/Ongoing. Shadow Project
Erin p Meehan, Pathless Path, Mixed Media Photography, Watercolor, Soundscape. Washing Bowl Ceremony, 2021.
Erin p Meehan, Flight of Transmutation, Mixed Media assemblage Watercolor, Wood, Acrylic on Yakisugi Charred Wood Panel. 16x19, 2023