Originally from the UK, where she studied Surface Pattern and Textile Design, Andi moved to Wanaka in 2003. Her works are held in public and private collections throughout New Zealand and overseas. Several publications feature Andi’s work and she has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions to date. She has several awards for her work, including being a finalist and prize winner in the World of WearableArt show in Wellington five times.
"My work follows a process of creating forms from man-made materials that explore the natural world. Naturally occurring patterns inspire me to play with texture and symmetry, creating uniformity and rhythm through my construction skills. Utilising thousands of plastic cable ties enables me to give a usually industrial item new life and further manipulation with colour, creates an organic feel. The techniques I have developed also make observations about traditional craft techniques with the linking and tying of readily found materials. I enjoy the challenge of transforming these ordinary found objects into desired forms that give me a sense of accomplishment."