‘Destinations’, a project by Adrienna Matzeg, is series of 6 punch needle compositions created from photographs. Each piece is 8” x 8”.
“I started working on this series in the spring of 2020 when Toronto was experiencing stay-at-home orders as an affect of COVID-19. I ordered the supplies, embroidery thread and fabric online, and learned the punch needle technique on my own. I spent time looking through my photos from destinations I had travelled to and was feeling nostalgic, wondering when I would be able to travel and explore again. I created the compositions of these pieces from photos that were taken in both Italy and Portugal. This project is an opportunity for reflection on our relationship with travel, and what the future of travel will mean to each of us.”
– Adrienna Matzeg
Adrienna’s diverse background informs her approach to design. Through working with a range of analog and digital processes including weaving, screen printing and photographic mediums, Adrienna earned her degree in Photography from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Adrienna’s personal work has been shown in the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and has been featured in Canadian Art Magazine.
Her career has encompassed surface design, product design and retail experience design. She has contributed many products to Umbra, and has worked collaboratively on the new concept for Mejuri’s stores and jewelry displays. On her free time, she enjoys exploring textile techniques and is drawn to the storytelling-quality they possess. Adrienna currently lives and works in Toronto.