No one likes waiting. Whether you’re trying to pass the time by flipping through magazines or scrolling through your phone, it is hard to not to get antsy. Amanda Gresik’s work is based off of personal experiences and explores the tediousness of waiting rooms.
Using traditional embroidery techniques, she will re-creates the waiting room environment, focusing on the items one gathers while staring at the clock. In Gresik’s world, throwaway paper objects turn into heirlooms, and document how tedium built an important chapter of her life.
About the Artist:
Amanda Gresik is a recent graduate of OCADU and is the 2016 recipient of the Material Art & Design Medal. Her primary focus is in whitework embroidery and weaving. Her work explores complex topics – illness, waiting, time and the connection people have between significant life events and textiles. Check her out on her website or her Instagram or Twitter: @amanda_gresik