Thursday, March 11, 2010
The gorgeous woven work of Andrea Donnelly. Andrea makes super lovely large scale woven self portraits.
I love how each piece comes all the way down to the floor, the feet just barely resting upon the earth... with a soft pile of fabric underneath.
In her statement she says:
I investigate the psychological space of my interior world through the labor and language of weaving by hand. A curious onlooker to my own internal narrative, I gather the ephemeral visions that occupy my periphery into the physical presence of image woven in cloth.
Through passage of time and rhythm of repetition, the actions of weaving are captured and layered like memory in the buildup of thread upon thread. As I weave, I submerge image within its structure. The density and transparency of that structure give form to both image and atmosphere. The cloth I create is a mental landscape, quietly inhabited.
I am so overwhelmed with my to do list today that this is all you get- but Andrea's website had some more very lovely words to describe the different series that she has done and images of her earlier very cool installations.
Posted by Joetta M. at 1:40 PM