Brian Andreas is a storyteller whose tales are rendered in prints, books, wall figures from recycled barn wood, and furniture. He currently resides in Decorah, Iowa.

"I've always made up things, from the earliest time I can remember, but it wasn't until the last several years that I figured out what that meant: I am a storyteller. With that flash of understanding, my life suddenly became much less complicated. My life & my art became as easy as breathing for me. What I do is what I have always done; I'm no longer casting about looking for what I will do with my life. As an example, my emphasis for my degree in Fiber & Mixed Media was in Electronic Community; I think of my ongoing interest like this story as the fiber of human community. Like a weaving, my life is composed of many strands that all blend together in a more or less coherent fashion (but I'm sure this is only a transient phenomenon, as some days I'm convinced that incoherence is our most natural state of being...)"

text and image from Iowa Artisans Gallery

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on August 20, 2005

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