Andrea Alonge is a Portland-based artist who works with fabric. She received her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2015, and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. She blends tactile textiles and craft media with elemental shapes and symbols to illustrate the connections, relationships, and exchanges between individuals and their inner and outer environments. The maximalist surfaces of her textiles highlight the complexities both hidden and on display in each of us, while underling the obsession with and glorification of work in a capitalist society. Each piece holds the dual marks of industrialism that touch every level of communication and manufacturing- the mark of the hand, and the mark of the machine.