Sexual Helix is a campy collection of conceptual couture, focuses upon the spectrum of gender performance and sexual habits of a curious assortment of sea creatures. Erin's laborious handwork and intellectual embellishments, and assistant creative director Jordan
Piantedosi's hand-painted textiles coexist alongside various methods of digital fabrication created in collaboration with digital artist Tyler Shannon of Disco Creo. With a textural and layered maximalist aesthetic that rivals the reef, this gamut of old-world methods and
cutting-edge technology get along swimmingly.
Like the dancing chromatophores embedded in the flesh of the cuttlefish, Erin's inventive embellishments appear to meld a myriad of meanings, simultaneously seductive and sardonic, an invitation to contemplate that which lies between the salty surface and the depths. ‘Sexual Helix’ is a sensual bacchanal of color, texture, and material metaphor as we find ourselves and our shifting identities reflected in nature.
Jordan Piantedosi, Tyler Shannon, Autodesk BuildSpace, Josh Parsons