As you know, the main source of imagery in my work is the vine. It is the quintessential example of nature’s ability to reclaim or camouflage a space. Here are a few definitions for vine:

1. Any plant having a long slender stem that trails or creeps on the ground or climbs by winding itself about a support or holding fast with tendrils or claspers.

2. A weak-stemmed plant that derives its support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface.

A few Vine-like things:


The Vine Weevil


The Vine Forester, image taken from this fabulous blog!


The Vine Snake, They are so light that they can extend about half their body length without support. This ability helps them travel from branch to branch through the trees.

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About AGrayHarper

Andrea Gray Harper is an artist, designer, and maker who incorporates embroidery, screen-printing, and digital techniques into her handmade objects. A native of the Southeastern United Sates, Gray’s exposure to tropical plants and a lack of winter season garnished her love for the outdoors, plants, and bright colors. In 2007 Gray received a B.F.A degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Textiles and Fashion. Since then she has attained an M.F.A in Fibers, participated in various solo and group exhibitions and trade shows, won Second Place in the Annual Juried Artist Book Symposium at the ACA Library of SCAD, and received the Ben C. Morris travel scholarship to study abroad in Cambodia. Today Gray is working on a variety of projects, from photo styling to garden design and event planning.

2 thoughts on “Vines

  1. Thanks for the suggesting the new blog, you’re right, I do like it! I think that if I knew that I could buy a Merimekko slip cover I would have bought an Ikea sofa… maybe I’ll just get a chair. You’re great!

  2. Pingback: 2010 in review | a gray blog

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