Miranda Herrick was born in Vicenza, Italy in 1977. Her father’s military career took her family many places before they settled in Clarksville, TN in the early 1990’s. Herrick graduated from Austin Peay State University in the fall of 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Art, concentrating in drawing and ceramics. She currently lives and works in Nashville, TN.
Herrick’s drawings tend to be very structured geometric patterns. These drawings begin with penciled grid lines and grow out with repetitive, pen-and-ink line work which is done freehand. The process is meditative in nature.
Subdividing the space on a sheet of paper with pen marks has evolved into recycling post consumer aluminum cans to fill in blocks of color on a wooden panel. The shift in materials allows Herrick to create larger designs and gives the shapes and colors a subtext. A careful observer can discover what product these aluminum cans carried before they were re-purposed. A thoughtful environmentalist might be made uncomfortable anew with the evidence of accumulation in the repetition of the pieces.