January 16, 2023

Ana Buzzalino, “The Fiber Artist in Me”

(Zoom)

About Ana:

Ana Buzzalino is a creator, maker, fibre and mixed media artist, surface designer, teacher and lecturer. Her love of layers and texture combine in her original work. She achieves results using a combination of different surface design techniques such as monoprinting, hand-painting, free-motion stitching and hand-stitching, amongst others to achieve the effects she’s searching for. Her work has won numerous awards at national and international shows. She is a frequent contributor to Quilting Arts Magazine and A Needle Pulling Thread. She was named Quilter of Distinction at Heritage Park in 2019 and appeared in The Quilt Show in 2022.

A lot of her work for the past few years has used aspects of history with an impact on our culture today. In the current climate where everything is new, instant and shiny, history has relevance; old buildings have a soul that modern buildings do not possess. She finds herself returning to those old buildings to look at the marks of passing time.

Ana’s latest work focuses on old, decaying buildings. Structures that show the ravages of time. Weathered wood, rusted metal, peeling paint. The work takes on various shapes and forms to draw the viewer in. The layered elements are used to give the impression of time passing, buildings deteriorating, disappearing slowly to make room for the new.

She hopes to make visible what is overlooked as old and obsolete and give back the beauty to these old buildings.

Ana is the founder and CEO of Create2Flourish, a program to help quilters, textile and mixed media artists avoid frustration and overwhelm and find their own voice so they can create art in their own style. Ana is currently teaching online from her studio in Calgary, Alberta.

THE FIBER ARTST IN ME – TRUNK SHOW

This talk covers the story of how I started quilting and the progress from traditional quilting to art quilting and surface design.

While showing different examples of my work, I talk about the importance – to me – of having a passion and feeding that passion with constant experimentation and play in the hopes of influencing participants to add some of the techniques I talk about to their own repertoire. I describe the techniques used to make a specific piece and some of the things that went wrong and how I fixed them. Funny stories about the art pieces are shared throughout the talk.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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