Eric Anthony Hinds was born in New Mexico, growing up outside of Santa Fe in the high desert. Coming from a lineage of doctors it is easy to see where his inquisitive nature began.
Due to his parent’s great appreciation of local and International art, Hinds developed a powerful interest in the creative process at an early age. Eric’s godparents are highly respected master artisans of Native American pottery from the San Ildefonso Pueblo. He was six months old when a naming ceremony was held in his honor, giving him the name Tse Pen [Eagle Mountain].
The significance of such actions and growing of age in such a spiritually rich landscape left deep roots within Hinds. The effect of the vast pueblos of New Mexico and the significant art that its inhabitants created is, to this day, an intrinsic part of the history of this great artist.
On the journey towards manhood Hinds spent many days questioning the nature of his home. With a direct view of Los Alamos he felt a great sense of wonder. His wild imagination envisioned the past, Indians and western settlers, an ancient wildness. While surrounded with the beauty of the land and a cultural history as rich as they come, he could feel the faint rumble of nuclear warheads being ignited underground just across the valley. This testing of such powerful tools of destruction opposed the whole nature of the region. This potent and tragic dichotomy would soon become the driving force in a new and passionate expression for Hinds.
A message from the Artist –
I observe what I see from the outside and inside of myself in order to synthesize elements of time and eternity into a vision that at times expresses ambiguity, and other times, concrete form. There is a place that I call the “borderland,” that exists between the conscious and the unconscious. This is the land where potentials arrive from the heights and the depths to be transformed into actuals. The interplay of these events embodies a creative force that can be used for destruction or construction and combination of both that is not easy to define, but is a product of growth and transformation. The borderland is where the soul sits, from this vantage point there is a universal language that can bridge the illusionary gap between areas like art/science, chaos/solution, and human/divine. My paintings are an expression of spirit connecting forces synchronized with time, all branching back into the Father. I refer to my paintings as Spiritual Weapons of Mass Construction.
Visual Art from Eric Anthony Hinds
Eric Anthony Hinds
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Phone: (720) 205-6101