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Roots Cafe Artist of the month - Azza - Through the Eyes of a Weaver

Azza - Through the Eyes of a Weaver

The grid has always fascinated me; be it the foundation of a tapestry, the pieces of glass carefully placed, or my paintings of life through a burkah. In my show “through the eyes of a weaver”, i intend to show just how i see the grid in its various forms. Through my tapestries, i utilize both copper and my own hand spun wool to create patterns, allowing the elements to naturally flow throughout the piecs. I see my work as nomadic, something that can be rolled up and moved with ease, to go where it must. In its barest form, i set up the warp and the weft, to create the grid to then form the tapestries. The grid also exists at the beginning of the “looking through the burkah” series. Taking a bare canvas, i first create the grid. After doing so, with much thought and foresight, i then paint each individual square. Most of the world does not know how life looks through the meshed grid of a burkah, this is how i envision it. The meticulous nature of planning is also seen throughout the stained glass i create. Each piece is cut, placed and glued by hand, in order to create the mosaic. There was a time when i couldn’t weave my tapestries. I found that the same weaving ethic could be taken to glass.