Erin Asmussen

Inevitability of Flight. 2023. Oil.

(Currently displayed in the Art Masters 2023 exhibit at the Minnehaha Country Club.)

“This piece was painted on the prairie in central South Dakota,” said Erin. “It is a combination of the light, sky, clouds, the mystery of our world and how we each manipulate our own time here. The Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly is known for its solitude and magnificent beauty. The Owl peeking out or emerging from the unknown into our world represents change, transformation, hidden knowledge, wisdom, spiritual evolution, good luck, and self-actualization. The bald Eagle is at the base of the piece to carry the whole representing vision, strength, and a higher consciousness.”

The work of Erin Asmussen is tied together by a shared interest in the surreal, the mysterious and the unseen. Tapping into the subconscious yearnings of humanity, the artist acts as a conduit for greater meaning exploring the passage that we are in, feeding off past and future. Erin’s artwork acts as a unique record of the time in which we live. The electric covenant she creates in her work is a pact between herself and the Universe. Erin received her bachelor’s degree in industrial design technology from the Art Institute of Colorado. Influenced by Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Tim Burton and H.R. Giger, Erin’s surreal characters and landscapes speak to an artistic lineage of intuitive fantasy and
introspection. Erin lives and works as an artist on a farm near Agar, SD.