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Erica Dixon

artistsMaria Sykes
Erica Dixon

Frontier Fellow September 2013

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Erica Dixon received her BFA from the University of Colorado Boulder with a minor in Technology, Arts, & Media in 2012. During her time at UC-Boulder, Erica joined her professor Richard Saxton during his Frontier Fellowship as an intern and production assistant. One year later she found herself back in Green River as a Frontier Fellow herself.

I spent my weeks in residence observing the color and sign vernacular of the boom-and-bust desert town, and observed how it related to the dramatic landscape.

These drawings and image reliefs were installed in a now defunct White Sands Missile Range as Green River Green.

I also assisted in Epicenter's Melon Days participation including the kids art booth and the Seed Spittin’ Contest. My design included an obstacle course, a taste test, spitting for accuracy, and spitting for distance. 

Erica Dixon face-painting at Epicenter's kids arts booth at Melon Days.

Erica Dixon face-painting at Epicenter's kids arts booth at Melon Days.