Cast from Ericsson's grandfather’s letter opener that he made during the war out of shell casings, the blade is imprinted with a typed fragment from a letter written to the artist by his mother.
You may not think of a letter opener when you see it. You might think of a knife. And then why is the typewriter text in relief on the blade? The obvious conclusion is that whatever is written there, is there to wound. It’s illegibility only heightens the obscure and troubling personal-ness of the work.
I was born to bring you into this world, Everson Museum of Art, 2017