Andrea Packard – the world, one swatch at a time

We saw our friend Andrea Packard’s show at Swarthmore College last week on a gorgeous Spring-like day. Her landscapes are so full of beauty, joy and hope they mirrored the day — and took us on a little indoor roller coaster ride. Andrea’s works are made from cloth scraps, rug scraps, paper, prints, pastel and paint. Many of the materials come from friends or family and are significant to her.  In a way she is turning these scraps into monuments that praise the world — and people.  The works are special and  magical, and it’s well worth the trip out to Swarthmore to see the show, which is up to April 3.

Andrea Packard, in front of one of her cloth landscape collages at List Gallery, Swarthmore. Andrea runs the gallery and this show was not her idea. Her faculty peers rose up and said to her you have to show this great work.