Wild Desert RosesAndrea Cook
Ready to hang
Signed on back
96 " h x 240 " w x 4 " d |120 lbs. 0 oz.
"Wild Desert Roses" is made up of 26 individual pieces with 3,509 roses. They are hung with french cleats, so that they are secure once installed. The collection can be hung in different patterns to fit the client's needs - Andrea and UGallery are happy to consult on placement.
"Natural blooms of the Sonoran Desert inspired this artwork," says Andrea. "These beautiful colors breath vibrancy and life into the desert. The bold pinks, corals, oranges, and yellows represent love, courage, grace, health and happiness."
To create these pieces, Andrea ripped fabric into strips of various sizes. She dipped each strip into a high-end archival glue. Next, she formed each strip into a rose and placed it on a stretched canvas to create the clustered arrangement.
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.