Monica Zavala Durazo
Monica Zavala Durazo is a Tucson based fiber artist. Born in Douglas, Arizona, Monica grew up in both Douglas and South Tucson and feels most at home in the desert. “I grew up in a time when my brother my two sisters and our dogs could walk outside our back door in the morning with our dad’s National Guard canteen of water and nasty hard biscuits, play all day under the mesquite trees building forts and all manner of shenanigans and not come home until we were hungry, tired, and covered in dirt. It was safe, no one bothered us and we didn’t bother anyone or anything—except the odd horny toad, lizard or ant hill.”
Monica works with minimally processed animal and plant fibers and from her collection of rescued, salvaged, and recycled sewing patterns, buttons, and ephemera. Working in the abstract, her works and installations reflect the human body, the botanical, and the celestial.
She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and a member of Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery and Workshop.