Job Erickson

Photograph by Alan Wieder

“Never give up,” is Job Erickson’s message.

After suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2006, which left him with limited mobility in his dominant hand, Job was determined to re-learn to draw with the assistance of a computer. He taught himself to use Microsoft Corel, a vector-based illustration program, originally created in the late 1980s. Nearly 15 years later, Job is still “click, click, clicking” away on a dinosaur of a computer (floppy-disc compatible). He has created a tremendous body of work, utilizing the assistive tools of CorelDRAW to blend, distort, and extrude layers of colorful graphic information, making a universe that is uniquely Job. Using iconic nostalgic 1990s color gradients and patterns, Job’s expressive characters wear amazing spectral outfits and glimmering bulbous shoes; embedded in a perspectival space that is often broken across a diagonal. Common narrative themes include a troublemaking, costume wearing mouse named Bob, biblical stories steeped in spiritual devotion, and powerful disability positive messages. Job may be the most advanced living artist still using CorelDRAW as their primary artistic tool.

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