Alexandra Drenth • embroidery and textile collages

ALEXANDRA DRENTH

the power of poetic textiles

no hurry, time is on my side

The Soft Warrior; Upon her shoulders, she bore a mystical stole woven with embroideries spun from the essence of courage and compassion. This enchanted garment seemed to shimmer with an ethereal glow, as if imbued with the wisdom of ages past.

 

In the face of looming darkness and uncertain tides, she found me, a weary traveler lost amidst the shadows of fate. With a gentle smile that held the promise of hope, she enveloped a shield against the chilling winds of the unknown. In her presence, I felt the strength to face the trials that lay ahead, knowing that she stood beside me as a steadfast companion on this journey of discovery.

 

In her company, I learned that true strength lay not in swords or shields, but in the capacity to see beyond the surface and embrace the vulnerabilities that make us human. Her noble spirit, like an eternal flame, ignited my own courage to face what was to come with resilience and grace.




'Emotions and feelings are concealed within the intricacies of my artworks, unveiled through embroideries. It is precisely within these details where they derive their true potency and the ability to evoke touch and inspiration. The small nuances in my creations hold significance, breathing life into the artwork.'


'Slow art' offers tranquility of mind and allows for ample space to contemplate what truly matters. It grants me a deeper understanding of the concept of 'time'. By dedicating time to construct and becoming intricately connected with my work, I find each stitch to be a personal challenge. Embroidery grants me a sense of liberation, which is always rewarding. I can infuse all of my emotions into the subjects of my embroidery, encompassing grief, pain, and joy—this personal aspect breathes life into my pieces.'