Erin Smego is a sculptor who works with plaster, cement, and paper mache. She draw ideas from people’s personalities and emotions, including her own. Curiosity lies in what really makes people tick - how people act, react, and why. Subjects she engages in include persistence, awkwardness, peculiarity, embarrassment, embracing, gripping, falling (apart), giving, isolation, separation, emptiness, hyper-optimism, and sadness. Elements of playfulness sometimes appear, and color (or lack of) is used to reflect emotion.