Erik Hagen

Erik Hagen (USA-born) has entered the art community recently with a level of dedication and fervor not often seen. As one of the first tenants in the new Studios At Sawyer Yards, I came across Hagen during a regular, monthly, “Second Saturdays” open studio event. His volunteer activities include coordination of artists in the studios and assisting the exhibitions committee of VAA.

The work brought to you here is obviously abstract in nature but it’s the artist’s interest in long passages of time that the work is about. Fascinated by fossils since childhood, Hagen has continued his lifetime interest and is now creating artworks which are his depictions of what future humans will find as fossils – long, long, long into the future. Using layers of epoxy and resin, discarded items such as a toy car, necklace, SIM card or saw blade are delicately floating within an imaginary matrix of stone and rock.

This is a strong purchase recommendation because of the combination of artist dedication/seriousness and quality of work.

You can see work on the second Saturday of any month at the Studios At Sawyer Yards, #308. You can further contact him by email at If you mention HALT713, you will receive a 20% discount on works featured here.

(All photos by Matt Adams.)

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