Etta B. Ehrlich

Etta B. Ehrlich, PhD., was born in 1930 in New York City. After studying abroad she received a degree in Psychology from The City College of New York and her doctorate from Yeshiva University. Ehrlich is an outsider artist who specializes in text-based works. She combines a lifelong study of Eastern spirituality with Western psychology, and creates original text-based sculptures on antique bottles, window frames and other artifacts and found objects.

Dr. Etta B. Ehrlich fills these vessels with meaning by adding text such as, “I am a small strange expression of eternity” and “I want to live without regrets”. As a Psychologist and Meditation Teacher, she presents each phrase as an intention. The bottles are symbolic impression of the viewer, who imbues each sculpture with their own experience. In her book “Meditation Art” Elrich explains, “...these compelling works of art provide tools for reflection, insight and spiritual development. They are an invitation to awareness, asking us if we are truly who we appear to be to ourselves.”

She has been practicing Sensory Awareness Meditation for over 40 years. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums including Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York City and Lambert Castle Museum in New Jersey. Her work is also in the permanent collection of the Magnus Museum, Berkley, CA. 




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