Paola Zanda – Country – Literature
Tribute to Friedrich Dürrenmatt for the centenary of his birth.
05.01.1921 – 14.12.1990
As for the architecture challenge, choosing a subject for swiss literature was an arduous task. Switzerland has four national languages: german, french, italian and romance. Each of the four linguistic regions has its famous writers. Well known, for example, are Johanna Spyri. Heidi’s author, or Joël Dicker, the author of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. My choice ended on Friedrich Dürrenmatt, discovering that this year was the centenary of his birth. Dürrenmatt is a German-speaking writer and playwright. Famous are The Visit (1956), The Judge and His Hangman (1950), The Pledge (1958). Novels that were later adapted to film versions such as The Pledge (2001) with Jack Nicholson. He was also a painter. The architect Mario Botta built a museum in Neuchatel, containing all his works and his archive.
All the graphic art on the computer is the work of my husband Paolo. From a portrait and a typewriter, he created the basic drawing I started from.
Techniques: Machine appliqué
Material: Commercial and hand-dyed fabrics with Procion MX; Cotton wadding; Variegated and cotton threads; Heat n Bond Lite (Iron on adhesive)