Andrea uses her creative practice to tell her story and as a means of self-expression. In learning to express and process her emotions through her artistic practice, Andrea is finding a sense of healing, acceptance, and transformation.
Her anthropological background and interest in human behaviour has a strong influence on her work.
By combining print making with self-portraiture, Andrea can convey the symbols that have meaning to her emotional journey, connected to memories of the past. Working in layers is an important process in her work; the aim being to convey layers of meaning through the symbolic representation of time, place, memory, and identity.
Symbols of Australian native flowers and leaves convey strength and resilience through surviving adversity and represent the beauty, peace, and the positive aspects that nature holds. Andrea feels that we are strongly interconnected with our surrounding natural environment.
Andrea is currently taking part in Access Arts’ mentorship program.
She has recently exhibited in three exhibitions curated by Access Arts: Celebrating Difference at KPMG (2019), Earth Footprint at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital (2021) and Visitors at Brisbane Powerhouse (2021).