Andrea Zittel is an artist who is known for her interest in human nature and what our purpose in this life might be. This is not only a source of inspiration but a lifetime commitment. Her A-Z workshop at Joshua Tree, an hour’s drive into the desert is 140 miles east of Los Angeles is itself a piece of art. ˋThe enterprise encompasses all aspects of day to day living. Home furniture, clothing and food all become the sites of investigation in an ongoing endeavour to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs’ Andrea is on a decluttering mission as she investigates what is truly essential and what we can do without. This also applies to time spent on unnecessary tasks and it is ultimately about finding contentment in simplicity and reconnecting with nature. Zittel believes that limitations and an anti consumerist behavior ultimately lead to more freedom.
This panel is from a hand woven collection by artists who utilize the A-Z West Weaving Studio. Each weaving is one of a kind; adhering to simple dictate determined by Zittel which is then interpreted by the individual weavers. Panels from 2015 have a visually identifiable black letter “T”. Panels from 2016 have two black bars running in any direction. @andreazittel #weave #handwoventextiles #interiors #architecture #anticonsumerism #installationart #relationalart #andreazittel #inspirationalwomen