Ana Diosdado is an artist based in Canada, who creates three-dimensional fiber art pieces exploring the themes of communication in everyday life.
First, tell us a little bit about yourself, and your work.
I moved to Canada from Mexico three years ago with a desire to continue learning and an obsession to create. Following this gut feeling I have found not only my passion for making but also a form of expression.
I believe communication to be vital to our society and so it is a concept I explore through all my artwork using textiles as my chosen language. As a non-native English speaker textures and patterns have become the words
that I speak through and my art pieces have become my conversations on human connections, interactions and the use of language in our society.
Right now I am researching this concept through the use of knots, threads, embroidery and three-dimensional textiles and I’m interested in the exploration of unlikely connections between our everyday interactions and the world we inhabit. Everyone has his or her own language and way of interpreting our world; I am communicating what I see.
What initially drew you to creating three-dimensional fiber art pieces?
I was initially attracted to fibers because of its flexibility; a variety of materials and techniques make for almost endless possibilities. I did not set out to make three dimensional art pieces originally, but the more I explored different concepts It became what the messages demanded, each piece is given the necessary space to make its message heard be it a few inches or thirteen feet.
When you stop thinking about the limitations of the material and focus on the concept, that’s when you get the best ideas, from there you just have to work to make it happen taking into account that some changes might happen along the way, just like everything in life.
What was the inspiration for the work Nostalgic Attachment?
At the time I was observing our way of retelling memories of events in our lives, how it is easier to recall the details of some events more than others and how the perception of our personal experiences change through the lens of time. We become nostalgic about the smallest of things and we completely erase other details from our minds the farther back the memory goes.
With this piece I wanted to explore a way of representing our attachment to certain moments by creating a trail of memories that distorts through time.