Mary Jane Andreozzi
Mary Jane Andreozzi’s work is inspired by the grace, strength, and beauty of the natural world. In her images, she searches for the same sense of balance and harmony that she observes in nature.
Exploring methods and materials is an important component to her work process. Her fiber pieces are created with a variety of textiles, ranging from hand-dyed wool to recycled fabric. It’s a method inspired by a traditional textile technique passed down through generations of women who crafted rugs from old worn clothing. Realizing this technique had potential as an art medium, Mary Jane challenged herself to create a sense of light and space in her fabric work.
Mary Jane’s series of wax oil crayon drawings on wood and stone began with similar images as her fiber pieces, but she found herself inspired by the forms found in the wood itself and her imagery moved toward abstraction. Now with the initial connection to the forms in the wood and stone, her design grows organically into a balance between her insights and the natural form.
Here are a few examples of her work.