Erica-Lynn Huberty is a pioneer in contemporary fiber arts. Her work explores the tradition of creating practical and yet beautiful works that are at once tedious, time-consuming and physically demanding to create, as well as symbols of feminine self-worth. Paintings and works on paper combine textiles, small brush work, collage, knitting and embroidery. Sometimes, the narrative is allowed to develop organically from the textures, and images she finds on textiles, or in segments of her own sketches, scraps of trim, lace, and appliqués; at other times, a set mythos is constructed. Grounds are sometimes woven from scratch using salvaged yarn and silk. Huberty is informed by 17th-19th Century naturalist drawings, self-taught and folk art traditions, and by her own instincts as a collector. In installations, paintings and drawings may be displayed alongside objects that are meticulously collected or fabricated, and cataloged numerically, evoking the nearly-obsessive amassing and categorizing of ephemera and specimens during the 18th and 19th Century which, in our 21st Century, has often translated into the amassing of goods, and the ways we seek to organize these belongings. Recently, she has begun to explore ballet narratives and theatrical schematics dislodged from childhood memory, as well as the travels--imagined, told--of her ancestors. She also creates on-site installations commenting on overdevelopment of environmentally sensitive areas and the loss of animal habitation and fragility of waterways.