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As an artist, I create large-scale installations and performances. My Etsy Shop helps support my studio, and allows me to share smaller pieces that are offshoots of larger projects, playful experiments or samples of ideas. As a obsessive collector of yarns, beads, fabrics and vintage odds and ends to make my work, sometimes things need to be culled from the collection. I share those finds here too!

More about my work:

mandygreer.org

I create theatricalized spaces about desire and longing, whether it be through installations, performance, film or photography. There is a longing pulling us in our relationship to the deep unknown of nature. The human animal stands at a continual crossroads, pulled to create a separate elaborate reality and yet pulled to shed our restrictions and sink into the wild…

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  • Joined November 28, 2008

Favorite materials

yarn, wool, recycled fabric, beads, vintage clothes

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About

As an artist, I create large-scale installations and performances. My Etsy Shop helps support my studio, and allows me to share smaller pieces that are offshoots of larger projects, playful experiments or samples of ideas. As a obsessive collector of yarns, beads, fabrics and vintage odds and ends to make my work, sometimes things need to be culled from the collection. I share those finds here too!

More about my work:

mandygreer.org

I create theatricalized spaces about desire and longing, whether it be through installations, performance, film or photography. There is a longing pulling us in our relationship to the deep unknown of nature. The human animal stands at a continual crossroads, pulled to create a separate elaborate reality and yet pulled to shed our restrictions and sink into the wild dark woods. Much of what I’m after in my work is to capture this rapturous ecstatic moment, when a river of our inner life spills out of us like blood, milk or ever-growing hair. I make these visceral transitory states tangible through the overabundance of crocheted and sewn fabric. The immensity of the installations push my own body’s endurance, as I grind up piles upon piles of thriftstore flotsam and jetsam, a remaking into the image of revamped mythological story, amped up on glitter and beads. I wade through fairy tales, archetypes, mythology, allegory and folk tales looking for moments that coincide with my own experience of everyday life, where animals perform us. These narratives are, after all, the ordinary human dramas that perpetually reoccur, until they become mythos. I like to construct an organic glam full of paradoxes: the collusion of homeliness and glitz, hunger and indulgence, love and violence, the decorative and the meaningful, torment and release, the diligence of the handmade and slovenliness of the animal realm.

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