During February, “Raven Saints and Strata,” work by Ashtabula County artists Anzietta DiPierro, is featured at the Conneaut Arts Center’s gallery.
This body of work began as a meditative response toupsets. The strata art pieces are inspired by a simple stone. Showing the contrastsof overlapping lines that represent an upset and reset of bands that form new and beautiful compositions. The works are meant as a release, not a read.
The last in the series has no words as this is the last. The raven saints began as skeletal studies in pencil, charcoal, and gouache. Eventually, renditions of these images in porcelain became a necessary mode of meditation. After hundreds of raven drawingsand sculptures she realized the raven she had been creating were a means of safety.
Safety, in the way that the raven mask was worn by caretakers and doctors during the
plague…worn as a deflection from harm. The study of saints soon crossed over to
these ravens. This show has her favorite female saints and St. James the Great.This
solo show by Ms. DiPierro is a must see. Get a glimpse into the powerful emotions
that drive and inspire us all!