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Well, many of you may now have realized that my previous website is no longer!
Apple's iWeb suite and companion web hosting has been discontinued, and as you can see I am in the process of creating a totally new website. My right hand person behind the scenes is Ashley Theiss of Voratta Media Systems.
She has been working tirelessly to get me up and running. Her expertise is amazing and she has been the catalyst in getting me into the 21st Century with all the new media connections.
What does this mean for my audience? From now on, my site will become a much richer platform for connecting; with features like my blog, showcase galleries, inspiration I collect on my artistic journey, video demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into my studio and my processes.
I look forward to inviting you to participate in a new textile forum!
Originally Published January 6th 2010 at 3:00 PM on the North Shore Outlook website.
An Eye for Detail
Two years ago it was all about bones and organs.
Anni Hunt has seen her share of fractured limbs or punctured kidneys. She’s squinted at X-rays and ultrasounds hunting for clues. She’s examined people’s insides pixel by pixel.
Two years ago Hunt was a radiologic technologist, taking hundreds of medical images a month.
Today its all about textiles. Hunt’s exploring scripture and design. She carefully inspects nature’s curves and people’s creations. She’s examining her work stitch by stitch.
Having retired, Hunt is pursuing her passion for textiles and stitch.
Growing up in northern England, Hunt and her two sisters were quickly introduced to sewing and made their own dresses.
In school, Hunt’s art teacher suggested she enter textile design, yet Hunt had her mind set on science.
But the enjoyment of the skill persisted. She dabbled in it during her spare time. After living and working in Canada for close to 10 years, Hunt found herself once again diving into the field — first with quilting and then onto wall hangings.
Hunt then formalized her passion at the Gail Narker Creative Studies Centre on Whidbey Island in Washington State, completing her City and Guilds Certificate in Art and Design and City and Guilds Machine Embroidery levels.
“This is a departure from my norm,” the West Vancouver resident says as she looks over her most recent work. “I usually focus on nature.”
On a table lies a square of woven fabric. Lines of material with music notes swirl through fabric dawned with text. Over top of it all is are paintings one would expect to see in a cave. It’s earth tones meddle, with the notes, letters and figures.
The piece is one of seven Hunt has created for the Ferry Building Gallery’s Mixed Messages Mixed Media exhibit.
Around the corner is a silk screen of writing Hunt copied from a tomb in India. Stitching intersects the letters’ slopes and curls, forming its own message over top.
“I burnt the edges with a candle,” Hunt says, adding her husband, a retired radiologist, was afraid it would ruin the piece. “It needed to look old.”
Hunt’s work fits nicely into the exhibit, the gallery’s curator Ruth Payne says. The show features five artists, each specializing in very different areas.
“It includes paint, but many other mediums,” she says. “It’s a good way to start 2010.”
Along with Hunt, one of the world’s best paper quillers, Claire Sunok Choi, has work included in the show, as does paper sculptor Bahram Javahry, painter Aileen Marie Vantomme and Fariba Mirzaie who creates wearable art.
An opening reception will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery. Artists will also be in attendance at the show on Saturday, Jan 16, from 2 to 3 p.m.
For more information call 604-925-7290 or visit www.ferrybuildinggallery.com.