Much of Amy Orr’s work includes layers of beading. A closer look at her quilts and plastic card mosaics, will reveal intricate beading, securing multi layered compositions and adding a wash of excess pattern and color. The beading makes reference to world textiles, in particular, Haitian Voodoo Flags.
In her essay “Exploring Excess,” Surface Design Journal, Winter 2005, Robin Rice describes the work as “… extravagant homages to the detritus of urban life. Orr bestows a kind of redemptive transformation and hopefulness on this dross by enshrining it on velvet and giving it new purpose…”