Jo-Ann Zorzi grew up in the lower Laurentians, Quebec and always had a love for art and creating, but spent most of her adult life as a scientist. It is recently that she has begun pursuing her passion for art as a fiber artist. It is the tactile nature of silk fiber which has drawn her to designing her fiber pieces. Through experimentation, she has developed her own techniques to enable her to get the desired effects. Recently, she has begun to incorporate cotton, linen, hemp, woolen and nettle fibers into some of her work, although silk still remains the predominant medium. She is active in local arts’ organizations, exhibits her work in a variety of venues, including galleries and studio tours, and she is the organizer of an annual art conference.
My art is greatly influenced by my curious nature and the quest for unseen details that lie beneath the surface. I am always in search of new points of view and this is often reflected in my art. The textural nature of silk allows me to explore and develop my art through my hands as well as my eyes. Art allows me to portray those thoughts and emotions that are sometimes difficult to put into words.