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Erika Balogh

Erika Balogh

Erika is a graduate student with a comprehensive understanding of social issues.  She, and her husband, grew up in Hungary.  The topic her art revolves around is Socialism and Capitalism.  Having experienced both systems she has a unique grasp of the concepts.

Erika Balogh "Altered Book"

Erika Balogh "Altered Book"

The “altered book” above conveys its message by having the viewer look at the selected passages which are still readable …in addition there is the foot on top of one half of the pages … a bit mysterious but it engages the viewer. Sitting next to the book is a shoe with fanciful decorations.  This is Erika’s response to an assignment in 3D class to make an object which will reflect a renaissance woman.

Erika "3-D Robot"

Erika "3-D Robot"

The robot, made from discarded shoe boxes, toy boxes, and food containers is a bow to Erika’s teenage son. It is freestanding, as tall as she is, and made from “indigenous” material.  Every bit of it is indigenous to the room of a teenage male!

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