Audrey Pinto | Orange County Artists Guild
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Artist Statement

I am a visual artist exploring and working in the margins between fine art and craft. Since childhood, I have felt a connection to textiles, books, and paper, to the layers of ancient traditions and crafts. As an intuitive artist, I am guided by my hands and mind to connect to my materials, to understand more deeply, and to work toward healing, and well-being. I am attracted to layers and texture with meanings that reach beyond words and draw us into a world of serendipitous possibilities, metaphor, and change.

The ingredients of my work include paper, thread, fabrics, buttons, and beads from around the world. I create hand-crafted boxes, traditional bound books and books without bindings, and paper weavings. I also make my own paper using leaves of iris and daylily, and weeds from my garden. I maintain an active art practice at the Eno River Arts Mill in Hillsborough, North Carolina, where I enjoy long hours working in concert with my mind and hands in quiet solitude, creating structures and forms, weaving paper, and perfecting the fine art of box and book making. I am a passionate advocate for the ancient crafts, with their long histories and traditions, where using my hands connects me to a space where the static and chaos around me slows and where I can feel and look deeply. These old crafts—where women and community have always played a central, collaborative role in the making and creating process—have resonated with me throughout my life.


My love of art and making has been a integral part of my life. I am actively engaged in growing in my art by taking workshops and classes. I am currently working on my MFA at Lesley University's College of Art and Design in Cambridge, MA.

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Eno Arts Mill
437 Dimmocks Mill Rd

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