In my work, there has always been a driving force of social activism.
Eric Gold is an artist whose work explores collective consciousness in populations through the creation of art and community. Over the past ten years, Gold has led collaborative paintings with thousands of people across the US and Canada. All of his community painting events have been free to the public and inclusive to people of all backgrounds, abilities and ages.
Gold developed a process of creating paintings from 100 small pieces. The evolution of his technique sparked the exploration of co-creating portraits. He began facilitating community paintings as a means to engage people and elevate awareness.
His recent projects exhibited on permanent display for the public are at the Seacoast Science Center in Portsmouth, NH), the Center for Wildlife (Maine), and at eight offices of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.).
Gold continues to work with communities as well as independently in the US and Canada.