Fibre Artist – Anni Hunt
When I arrived at Anni Hunt‘s house I almost didn’t want to go inside. The view was so stunning. But when I did, I met a hospitable artist whose work amazed me!
The artwork of Anni Hunt is varied. She is a fibre artist who uses many different surface design techniques in her work.
The first images to catch my attention were her images of Haida totems based on photos she took a number of years ago. I noticed on her blog that many of them have recently sold. They are wonderful.
Anni used photo transfer to print them on white fabric, She then uses stencils, stitching, and paint to transform the photo into a painting. But then she lead me to some of her more recent work with sophisticated surface design work. Oh would I love to take a course with Anni! She has City & Guilds training in her background and like other graduates of the program her work has a polish that I strive for.
After viewing the upstairs artwork she invited me into her lower level studio and gave me a chance to checkout some of her work in progress. What a treat!
I notice from her Facebook page,Anni participated in the Slow Clothes: The Art of Fashion show this summer. I stumbled on this site that has a video of the show and it looks like a lot of fun. Slow Clothes is a sustainable fashion movement that is gaining momentum. Slow Fashion attempts to slow the rate of change down to a more sustainable pace. Many of the items in this show featured the artwork of west coast artists.
Our conversation ranged from galleries to techniques, from community involvement to eco-printing with a bit of the personal life thrown in for good measure. It is obvious from my notes, or lack of them, that I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.