I 'met' Erin, her loom and her beautiful tapestries on Instagram.
What I like about her work is the friction between her technique and the content of the work.
Check her site and her blog, quite a job she does...
"Riley’s tapestries, in a modern-day twist of this theme,
depict young women offering sexual imagery of themselves,
but unlike Philomela, who sacrifices what is left of her modesty
to tell the tale of her suffering with the view of getting justice,
the young women in Riley’s tapestries appear to have sacrificed
their modesty without any coercion and with very little care for the potential fallout.
In some ways, I see Riley’s hand-woven tapestries as a proxy for these girls,
giving voice to an unconscious victim.
Riley weaves her sorrow, her rage, and her accusation into the work
and perhaps she directs her response to both the young women
who blindly participate in their own objectification
and the male-centric culture which encourages them.
The work is simultaneously sad and funny, protective and accusatory.
In short, Riley’s tapestries reveal that uncomfortable disconnect
between the feminine and female sexuality,
forcing the viewer to consider the validity of such notions."
(text taken from her website)