As an artist and resident at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Skopelos Greece, the muse arrived for Erin McGuiness’ body of work, Anadiomeni. These works whisper of truths we know in our bones, the desire to strip away what is temporal, ephemeral and seek core truths. Remnants of what remains after years of exposure to sun, wind, water the weathering of life. McGuiness’ pieces made from clay and found objects feel excavated, discovered rather than built, referencing bone, vertebrae, pelvis, driftwood; objects that are at once part of the natural world and are a world onto themselves. Sculptures as prayers, symbolic records of communion with the source of life. Artifacts that stand testament to her descent into the unknown, void, emptiness, the primordial waters of birth/dealth/rebirth, the fertile muddy ground that all life emerges and returns too.