DBA Participant: 2020, 2018, 2015, 2011
Georgeta Fondos, originally from Moldova, received her education in Europe and the US, calling herself a “hybrid artist.” She studied drawing, painting and textile arts in Moldova, Romania and Greece. In 2008, Fondos completed her Master’s degree at Florida Atlantic University.
Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout South Florida, including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida Craftsmen Gallery and the Bakehouse Art Complex. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her textile works, as well as public art awards for murals, terrazzo floor designs, and other projects.
In Her Words
My work revolves around the ideas of transformation and change. I create evocative sculptural organic forms by scorching raw synthetic fabrics. I use the flame to draw, weave, and sculpt the surface of fabric, transforming it into a myriad of dream-like sculptural forms and textures. The elegant and fragile forms are contrasted by their meaning and formation – they speak about pain, transformation, and loss at the levels of the human condition. The scorching process has become my own form of alchemy; I have been the witness of a mysterious alteration of an inexpensive and non-durable material like fabric.