Emeritus Professor - 3D
M.F.A. The University of Iowa
M.A., The University of Iowa
B.F.A. University of Hawaii
Lynda Andrus is an assemblage/textile artist whose work is fueled by experiences and observations in daily life. Her image bank consists of materials that have been touched and discarded by others. Her work has been in the following publications: Fiber Arts Magazine, American Style Magazine, Studio Visit, Surface Design Journal, Les techniques de l'art du collage a l'aube d u et Vingt et Unieme Siecle,and Collage in All Dimensions. She has published 3 textbooks: Creating Art from a 3D Perspective, Designing in Three Dimensions,and Art Projects for Educators and Students. Her art work has been selected for exhibitions throughout the United States, New Zealand, China, France, Switzerland, Mexico, Bulgari, and Taiwan. She is currently a Professor of of Art, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Area Coordinator of 3d Design at Kansas State University Department of Art
My pieces are created from vintage fabrics and thrift store finds. The materials express subtle tactile qualities of past experiences and make everyday objects take on a sense of the sacred. Nostalgic sentiments emanate from textures of worn cloth, discarded candy wrappers, dishes, toys, and other found objects from the home. These materials become precious links with those who have handled them.
This series is entitled "Sweet Treats". The imagery portrays childhood memories, a simpler time full of pleasantries. The pieces are woven with symbolism. The reference to the home is implied throughout the work. The home symbolizes solitude, safety, family, love and nourishment.