“Come over, the Spacemaker has made you a special space! An immersive sensory dwelling complete with herbal sachets and cozy cushions. It’s nice, right?” This is the description Angela Zammarelli provided for her installation at FNO 2019.
Angela Zammarelli’s work lives at an intersection of fantasy and reality. By using play in a broad context, she asks how fantastical elements call upon reality to give them meaning, and how observations in reality can slip into the fantastical through certain framing. By playing with the concepts of dwelling and “home” spaces, her work often incorporates structures that house idiosyncratic objects and imagery related to characters developed in her studio exploration. Zammarelli lives in western Massachusetts and is a member of Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, Massachusetts. Images of her work can be found at angela.zammarelli.com. She can also be found at @amfvz on Instagram!
On why she was drawn to FNO and how she is connected to Florence, Zammarelli said “I love the shipping container as a site for art. I attended the last FNO and really enjoyed walking around Florence and visiting the installations and venues” — we cannot wait to see her work featured this year! In the meantime, enjoy some of her previous works:
- Portable Dollfort, 2007, homemade stuffed animals, 3’ x 4’ diameter
- All The Trappings: (s)wallow, 2011, mixed recycled materials, 6’ x 6’ x 7’
- If You Need Me, I Will Be Over Here, detail, mixed textiles, variable dimensions
- Ghostmaker’s Habitat, You Are Always Welcome, 2016, mixed textiles, cardboard, led candles, and poncho, variable dimensions