Art Form & Inspiration
My point of departure is the integrity of the materials themselves, whether paper, clay or paint. The sheer potentiality of these media gives rise to ideas, and then the task is to cull and refine them.
Spending time in wide open spaces seems to spark a parallel spaciousness of mind. I look forward to the particular inspiration Petrified Forest National Park holds in store.
Cate Erbaugh is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Art and Design, and has worked as a bio-logical illustrator for the Waikiki Aquarium, Galapagos National Park, and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
She has also found much inspiration as an interpretive ranger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Valles Caldera National Preserve, and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Drawing and collage are her long-time personal passions. She is presently working on creating custom clay tile for the renovation of a downtown breezeway in Roswell, New Mexico.