ReMemory Landscape: Fabric Collage with Aneesa Shami Zizzo
Inspired by the idea of the “rememory” as found in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, this workshop shares how to capture the abstract notion of memory through material exploration. Using reclaimed fabric, collage methods and applique techniques, the ReMemory Landscape relies on a making-while-meditating mindset. Participants will explore how to depict their personal memories of specific landscapes through the use of fabric collage and abstract imagery. We will experiment with color and patterned fabric to create visual depth in composition, as well as invisible stitching techniques to mimic the look of paper collage in fabric applique. Previous experience with hand sewing is not required, but encouraged.
The workshop fee is $70 and includes materials.
Aneesa Shami Zizzo is an artist and researcher based in Los Angeles using recycled materials to create fiber art. Her work references the sublime and world mythologies to evoke a sense of the collective unconscious within her imagery. Shami holds Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in both Fiber and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute. Zizzo’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums. She recently created costumes for Planet City (2020), directed by Liam Young, which was commissioned by the NGV Triennial 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Zizzo is also the co-owner and director of Studio 203, an artist-run space in Los Angeles that collaborates with artists to create exhibitions and host workshops and performances.