Trish Andersen is best known for the varied, tactile quality of her tufted pieces. Born and raised in Dalton, Georgia "The Carpet Capital of the World”, Trish’s initial attraction to the process of tufting was a means to reconnect with and explore her roots. Her work speaks to the truth that whether they are temporal, cultural, geographical, or interpersonal, boundaries inevitably bleed…a fact that we are all feeling right now:
“I think there has been an overwhelming wave of kindness to others that has bloomed and I hope that continues to grow. We are in fact always in this thing together crisis or not,” says Andersen.
Trish’s piece for Quiet Town was made using a mix of hand painting, cutting, and sewing...much of which was done outside in her garden.
Trish sheltered-in-place with finace, artist Michael Porten (@michaelporten), their 3 cats, a million plants, and many bags of chips.