Andrea Moran is a textile artist who is currently re-examining textiles within a fine art context. Her work explores an innate response to natural forms through the investigation of the processes applied. An appreciation for process is met by emphasising the sensitive use of repetitive stitch. The gestures made upon a surface allows an engagement with the broad versatility of materials used. The intricate relationship between the surface and the stitch marks shows this versatility.
The process, which is as meaningful as the finished work, has played a significant role in Andrea’s practice and has dictated the evolution of her work. Her work is linked to themes of change over time. Everything is transient and with transience comes physical and mental changes. As Andrea’s work evolved, she experienced a change in her relationship with her work. Overtime, through her investigations and experiences she learnt to benefit from the therapeutic qualities of being at one with the making process. Andrea felt part of the process while acknowledging there is always a beginning and an end and her work could be considered unsettling, detached from the safe and traditional.