“It's never too late to have a happy childhood.”
Making her life with art, Amy Gross, born on Long Island, New York, received her BFA from the Cooper Union in New York City, completing her residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She defines herself as a She now lives and works in Delray Beach, Florida.
“My hand-embroidered and beaded fiber sculptures are my attempt to merge together the natural world and my own inner life. Their symbiosis suggests not only what can be seen, but also what cannot. My elements cluster, tangle, cling and multiply. They adapt to the environments they are placed into, like much of Florida life, and become hybrids in their desire to survive and thrive.
“I use no found objects, nothing that was ever alive. All are constructed with craft store yarns and beads and wire and paper and fabric transfers. I know that my making these objects will not slow or stop the clock, but I need to hold things still, to try to have a say in a volatile, uncontrollable world of change.”
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