The works below are a start of a series here on Creative Dreamers that will feature the art of Amy Oestreicher. Check out her bio below for more information.
July 13, 2015
I love being a scavenger, collecting bits of fabrics, scraps of materials, and v seeing what I can create. My dancing girl was created from an eclectic mix of whatever I could find!
This was another hospital creation, and an exercise on resourcefulness. I used toilet paper from the hospital bathroom for texture, some old magazines and fabrics, just to recreate my trees, which give me so much comfort even now.
I used many different fabrics here to create the polarities I felt when trying to figure out who I was after being suddenly displaced from my “former ” life. Every surgery seemed to separate a piece of me, and I expressed this with odds and ends of fabric.
Amy Oestreicher is a 28 year old actress, musician, teacher, composer, dancer, writer, artist, yogi, foodie, and general lover of life. Surviving and thriving through a coma, 27 surgeries and other trauma has inspired Amy to share her story with the world through her passionate desire to create and help others. Piecing her life together after her initial dreams of performing musical theatre took on a beautiful detour into broader horizons. Amy has written, directed and starred in a one woman musical about her life, Gutless & Grateful, has flourished as a mixed media and acrylic artist, with her art in multiple galleries and mounting dozens of solo art shows, and continues to share her story through her art, music, theatre and writings. More information on her unique story, as well as her creative ventures can be found at amyoes.com, and visit her blog for her newest art, music and inspirational musings.