Not so long ago I watched The Diary of a Teenage Girl and Minnie somehow reminded me of someone… It took me quite some time to figure out who she reminds me of, as Erin is not actually my friend and not someone who pops into my mind on a daily basis. 

But a while back I stumbled upon her work, Googled her, and her image - as you can see – has stayed with me. So yeah, Erin… Erin is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY, whose main medium is textile. Erin is that girl who weaves hot-private-only-leaked-oops photos (among others) onto textile. For a medium sized piece she generally spends about 80-90 hours of her time. Meaning, if she spends 12-14 hours a day weaving, she can finish one piece in a week, but her biggest piece until this day actually took her a month, so do the math. 

This week’s entry in the artist q/a series therefore belongs to Erin and random hot girls. 

Please explain yourself – what do you do, who you are..... 
I am Erin M. Riley, I live in Brooklyn, New York, and I weave tapestries. 

What did you eat for breakfast? 
I had a Tofurkey sandwich. 

Do you make money with your profession, or you have to do something else to support yourself and do all that you do and what we know you about on ‘the side’?
I used to work side jobs at places like whole foods, bowling alleys, bars and coffee shops but since 2011 I've worked full-time as an artist. Being my own boss is awesome. 

What did you want to be growing up? 
I was obsessed with becoming a fashion designer, my first aol screen name was fashiondez00. 

What do you think you will be doing in your 80’s? 
I don't think I'll make it to my 80s. 

Your favorite city? 
New York. 

Your favorite word? 
Tuberculosis 

The most obnoxious celebrity? 
Celebrities don't bother me that much. I find Hollywood and gossip fascinating from a psychological point of view. 

What do you secretly fantasize about? 
i don't have any secret fantasies, it would be great to have a studio with the window someday, and have a loom that is ginormous, and raise alpacas. 

Your hero? 
Louise Bourgeois 

Silk or leather? 
Leather 

Do you believe in love? 
Of course! 

Do you care about politics? 
I care about politics but in many ways it feels pointless here the states. 

Current mood? 
I am currently excited and overwhelmed. 

What eye color do you find sexiest? 
I've always liked dark colored eyes but my boyfriend's eyes are a beautiful hazel, that keep me captivated. 

Your favorite adult as a child? 
I was a pretty solitary kid so I kind of avoided adults and spent most my time in the woods building forts and making things or reading in my room. 

Most embarrassing moment from your school years? 
I would say most of the embarrassing moments from school revolved around my period. A distinct memory is in seventh grade wearing white pants. 

Pirates or ninjas? Why? 
Pirate ninjas? Because. 

If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get? 
I would get a sloth for sure. 

What was your favorite cartoon growing up? 
We watched a lot of Betty Boop growing up old black-and-white VHS tapes. 

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