Diane Savona presents domestic artifacts in an archaeological context. As she honors previous generations of women, she is creating art that changes viewer perception of our textile heritage. Born in 1949, Savona lives in Passaic, NJ. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums, and on the cover of Fiberarts Magazine. She was a fellow at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, and a winner of a 2008 NJ Council on the Arts Fellowship Award. Her website is www.Dianesavonaart.com
CONVERSTATION WITH THE MAKERS(CWTM) Did you always envision a life as an artist?
DIANE SAVONA(DS) I have been an artist since birth.
CWTM What was your first experience with making art?
As a child, I would construct tiny houses with branches, make people with clay, & draw constantly.
CWTM Do you have a dedicated studio?
DS We live in the studio. Several years back, the dining room became a workroom (we eat at the coffee table) then it expanded into the living room. The basement became my dye studio, the attic is for storage. And I sew in bed.