Ingrid Erickson's work spans the intersection of art and science through the investigation of specific species and ecosystems. Think of her as a "cut paper naturalist." Both artists and scientists are "askers" of life's important questions. In her artwork, Erickson explores the ornithology, botany and ecology of ecosystems. Erickson enjoys working with and learning from scientists. Each artwork is individually hand cut using an X-acto knife and scissors, with up to several thousand tiny cuts per piece and involves extensive research. She works from life whenever possible, as well as from natural history collections and specimens, radiographs, and her own photographs and video. Recent partner organizations include The Field Museum, Chicago, NC State Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, The Carolina Raptor Center, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, and the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin.