Location: United States
Andrea Cook | Sharing the Inner Light
Artist Andrea Cook creates art that resonates on many levels. She plays with texture, pattern and repetition to create unity in each unique piece. Andrea employs her imagination and inner light to create a connection with her viewer.
Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Andrea discovered her artistic desires early on and received a lot of encouragement to follow her dreams. “My first childhood classes were drawing, watercolor, and ceramics. I continued art through high school, where I enjoyed metals, ceramics, and printmaking.
“My desire was to make one-of-a-kind, original art,” explains Andrea. “I went on to attend UT El Paso, where I fell in love with sculpture. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture and Painting.”
After college, Andrea continued to explore different artistic endeavors. “I was working on large scale, soft sculpture installation,” she explains. “It was at this same time that I started the ‘Garden of Roses’ as a large, soft sculpture, temporary installation.”
Exploration, risk taking, change, and growth have all contributed to the techniques that she uses in her work today. “Sharing my inner light, passion, and imagination is my way of making important connections.”
The Garden of Roses began as a large scale, soft sculpture, installation. Roses have always been my favorite flower. They are so lovely and elegant. However, they only last for a short time. I wanted to find a way to capture their beauty and create a permanent way to enjoy them. Each piece is composed of hand dyed, painted, or pure fabrics made from canvas, burlap, muslin, denim, and cotton blends. The fabric is dipped into an archival glue and formed into rose designs ranging in shape, size, and color. Each unique design is textural and sculptural.
24”x24”x4” red canvas on canvas
24"x12"x4 cotton on canvas
12"x16"x4" cotton on canvas
20"x20"x4" black and white canvas on canvas
24"x8"x4" white and red canvas on canvas
10"x10"x4" cotton on canvas
28"x17"x4" cotton on canvas
20"x10"x4" cotton and canvas on canvas