Edinburgh based artist Andrea Geile creates unique and imaginative sculpture/plant combinations. She studied visual art in Hanover, Germany, and has been working from her Scottish studio since 1996.
Andrea aims to create a contemporary version of ‘Gartenkunst’, which challenges existing notions of ‘garden art’ and ‘land sculpture’. In her projects organic and architectural forms often merge with the planting and form a symbiotic relationship. She is interested in exploring the relationship between the landscape, architecture and living plants. The material of oxidised steel is used for its many qualities, providing a soft surface and interacting with the landscape. Her work shows a great understanding of form and nature and her sculptures are elegant and durable. The themes are heavily influenced by extensive research into Horticulture and Botany. Although she is working predominantly in metal she is constantly exploring new and different techniques and materials.
Andrea Geile’s work consists of site-specific sculptures and installations for art exhibitions, garden shows, private collections and public art commissions.