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Andrew Love

Andrew Love

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    My work is sewn fabric and often quilted. I work almost exclusively with cotton fabrics. My process usually starts with color. I decide the color palette I want to work with and move on from there. Occasionally I will choose a specific theme but more often than not I just start drawing a pattern on graph paper or laying out fabrics on my design wall. I then like to explore different quilt piecing techniques to accomplish the pattern I have come up with it. Some techniques like string piecing lend themselves to my more meticulous concepts. While other techniques like raw edge applique lend themselves to my more organic designs. My work of late has trended more toward collage. Though it is still sewn fabric, it is not always quilted.
  • Resume

    Born in Minden, LA in 1974, I am currently teaching and practicing Pediatrics in Shreveport, LA. I moved to Shreveport as a teenager in the 90’s and attended Caddo Magnet High School, then Centenary College and, finally, LSU Shreveport Medical School. I went on to do a residency in Pediatrics at LSU in New Orleans. I worked in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital New Orleans for five years before returning to Shreveport. I currently work for LSU Health Shreveport as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics.
    I have never had any formal art training. But I have always been interested in creating. From decorating t-shirts as a child to constructing elaborate Christmas trees as an adult, I have been forever drawn to putting together many pieces to create a whole. I revel in the tedious and take great joy in producing a work that is more than the sum of its parts. My love of minutia is nowhere more apparent than in my passion for quilting.
    In 2009 I had some old boxer shorts with wild and fun patterns. The shorts were worn out or too small. But these amazing fabrics were too wonderful to toss. So, I began my first quilt. It came to be known as “The Underwear Quilt”. And my love for quilting began.
    Making art quilts has led me to less structured but perhaps more detailed artworks. My latest projects have been sewn collages that combine fabrics depicting florals, insects, reptiles and other wildlife.
    My work has been shown at the Houston International Quilt Festival, a juried competition, in 2016.
    I was also included in “The Micro/Macro: Under the Microscope, Into the Cosmos” exhibit at the Marlene Yu Museum in 2018.
    And several of my art quilts were included in a group show of the Art Quilt Tributary of the Red River Quilters at Central Art Station in 2019.
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