Erin writes about art, artists, nature, land use, counterculture, communes, alternative education and her encounters with the physical and ethereal world. Her essays, curatorial texts, and artist profiles have been published by University of Minnesota, University of Houston, a variety of magazines and small presses. She is the author of two books, “The Rites of Land” and “Trails Across the Bighorns.”
Sharing Places, Building Dreams: How One Commune Led to Another (and Another)
a catalog essay for Radical: 50 Years of Libre Intentional Artist Community
published by Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2018
How to Build a Commune: Drop City’s Influence on the Southwestern Commune Movement
essay contributed to West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977, Auther, Elissa and Adam Lerner, eds.
published by University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2011
PLAND: Practice Liberating Art through Necessary Dislocation
essay co-written with Nina Elder and Nancy Zastudil
contributed to Proximity Magazine: Catalog of Strategies, Chicago, vol. 7, Spring 2010
All Eyes on Houston
essay contributed to On the Banks of the Bayou City: The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston, Hooper, Rachel and Nancy Zastudil, eds.
published by University of Houston Press, 2009
973 Possibilities and How to Make Sense of It?
curatorial catalog essay for The Institute for Social Research: 90 Days on Communal Living
published by Stuttgart: Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 2008