Graduating in Jewellery and Object Design from Enmore Design Centre (SIT), Erin established her practice at her studio in the Blue Mountains exhibiting nationally and working as a production assistant for Sydney based contemporary jewellers.
In 2006 Erin left Australia to travel to Eastern Europe and lived in Bosnia Herzegovina until joining the Metal Design Studio JamFactory in 2008. She has exhibited nationally and most recently was selected to exhibit at Talente, International Trade Fair Munich and Preziosa Young in Florence Italy and Galeria Sztuki, Poland.
Drawing from ideas that are based in mark making, the cursive style of calligraphy Keys uses explores concepts of communication and language. The calligraphic pen strokes that begin on paper, transform into graphic metal objects, and in reclaiming ownership of the body, can be best understood as the repurposing of an idea into space.
Using traditional jewellery making techniques her work captures a gestural energy that is suggestive of street ‘tags’. Abstracted from their origin these calligraphic forms become aesthetic artefacts of Keys’ urban landscape.