During the Inspired Design conference I was excited to catch up with former classmate and friend, Andrea Donnelly. She is currently attending graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University and creating amazing art pieces with hand-woven cotton, pigment-painted warps, fabric dye and stiffener. The Lady Series is breathtaking and worth a further look.An excerpt from her artist statement:
"The fluid language of cloth speaks of membrane, protection, and the obstruction or revelation of what is tender inside us. Using the physical lightness of woven threads and the visual weight of personal imagery I examine the fragile human spirit by exposing the private spaces of my own, confessing the inner monologue of hope and fear, loneliness and desire that reaches beyond myself."
Andrea's passion is present in her work and statement. I know she will do great things in textile art and design - I look forward to her future work! Check out Andrea's website for more incredible pieces and information.