Amethyst StreamAndrea Cook
Fiber artwork on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
36 " h x 12 " w x 4 " d |5 lbs. 1 oz.
For "Amethyst Stream," I selected various shades of purple, green, and gray cotton and canvas fabrics. I ripped the fabric into strips and dipped them into an archival glue. I formed each strip into a rose shape and placed them on canvas to create this dynamic composition.
"Amethyst Stream" was inspired by the variety in natural amethyst. It begins with the deepest shade of purple running as a stream in the center. It creates an illusion of change as it grows outward.
The piece can be easily cleaned with canned air.
Andrea Cook is a sculptor based in Phoenix, Arizona who creates wall sculptures that resemble tightly bundled roses and are inspired by the elegance and loveliness of the flower. She creates each rose from hand dyed, painted, or pure fabrics made from canvas, burlap, muslin, and cotton blends. To create her work, she rips the fabric into ribbons and dips them in a high-quality, light-fast archival glue. She then sculpts each strip into a rose form and mounts them on a gallery wrapped canvas or deep cradled birch panel. The sculptures are remarkably tactile; “everyone wants to touch the pieces,” says Andrea. And, while they appear to be soft, the roses are hard and durable.