Erinn M. Cox. Estonian Academy of Arts. Selected Graduate 2019

Published: 18.09.2019
Erinn M. Cox. Necklace: One More, 2018. Oxidized brass, 9 cast brass remnants of longing, silver.. 22 x 45 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Sigrid Kuusk. From series: LONGING. Erinn M. Cox
Necklace: One More, 2018
Oxidized brass, 9 cast brass remnants of longing, silver.
22 x 45 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Sigrid Kuusk
From series: LONGING
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The Master’s Thesis and the practical work of Erinn Michelle Cox is surely an exceptional one. First, the extreme sincere expression of pain and suffering is not common here, in Estonia. Love and betrayal should be hidden behind the curtains. Only the pillow knows it. Secondly, the work is executed in a perfect way to express suffering. The weight of the pieces actualizes the fact that … try to wear, to bear it all! Some small details, leaving the rings unclosed, some silver solder marks just like stars in the heaven. And the ring in itself — closed or not — a magical image.
We all know the tune: what comes up, must come once down. It is excellently expressed in the work of Erinn Michelle Cox. But in the art, the exception is the rule.
The working process with Erinn Michelle Cox was smooth and smart. She knows what she expects to achieve, and our conversations were versatile.  Her sculpture background supported the work as well as her authentic intelligence. Once she said: "there is a reason for everything." Actually, it cannot be clearer.
Some of the greater things in life are unseen, that’s why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry or dream.
I appreciate the work very highly.
/ Prof. Kadri Mälk