Amy C Trieger
Amy Cozette is a mother, dancer and craftswoman. She approaches all her creative pursuits from a perspective that honors mother nature, sees the connectedness in all things and strives to bring forth the beauty that often lies hidden.
The First Box
I made my first collage box 25 years ago. It was summertime and my best friend and I were in my sister’s classroom - she taught art at a local school - trying to find something with which to occupy ourselves while we waited on her to finish her work. We found a stack of magazines, some small, used jewelry boxes that were headed for the trash, scotch tape and scissors. We set out to work cutting out anything that called to us. When we cut out something particularly special, we would silently show it to the other and nod knowingly, or giggle as only teenagers do. We didn’t think too much about what we were doing at the time, but were happy to have something to keep our hearts and hands busy.