Erik Rashad Clark is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus in fashion, based in Chicago IL. With training from the Maryland Institute College of art Erik combines several different mediums often yielding interesting compelling results. Overall his art aesthetic is geared around creating and defining worlds and the people that may inhabit those worlds. From there, he translates his messages into ready to wear garments and fashion inspired pieces. These pieces often are represented through various mediums like painting, drawing, sculpting, sewing, crafting and more. One thing that should be noted is that no matter what the piece or idea: a heavy dose of fashion can be found in the overall product. Like life my art is very chaotic but purposeful. My art is not limited by just one idea, notion, or principle. In every piece of art I create try to use a heavy use of symbolism to visually depict a deeper message or story to the audience. Some times the message is direct or sometimes hidden. Overall no matter what my hand touches I try to bring a level of drama, excitement and mystery to the world around me. Erik has sense focused mainly in arts education with and emphasis in various types of art to express a range of ideas. Ideas set us free The mind lets us wander And our hearts feel as Reality tries to settle around us Saying what we see isn’t so I still choose to dream….