The works below are a start of a series here on Creative Dreamers that will feature the art of Amy Oestreicher. Check out her bio below for more information.
I love being a scavenger, collecting bits of fabrics, scraps of materials, and v seeing what I can create. My dancing girl was created from an eclectic mix of whatever I could find!
This was another hospital creation, and an exercise on resourcefulness. I used toilet paper from the hospital bathroom for texture, some old magazines and fabrics, just to recreate my trees, which give me so much comfort even now.
I used many different fabrics here to create the polarities I felt when trying to figure out who I was after being suddenly displaced from my “former ” life. Every surgery seemed to separate a piece of me, and I expressed this with odds and ends of fabric.