Zigra consists of multiple straps of cotton canvas hand stitched again and again with linen bookbinding thread on a dress form.
This work was Inspired by the Japanese movie monster of the same name. A cross between a goblin shark and a bird, Zigra’s strength is all based around the blades on its back and fins.
It possesses great speed and agility underwater but is virtually helpless on land. Its secondary pair of pectoral fins can grow to become a pair of appendages for land so it can stand up like a biped animal.
Enne Tesse, aka Antonella Piemontese, lives and works in Beacon, NY. Her fabric works have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Japan. Collections include the Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, the Kyoto Costume Institute, and the Sol LeWitt Collection. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Arts Mid-Hudson Individual Artist Commission Grant, and the Arts Mid-Hudson Under-Recognized Artist Award. Exhibitions include Unusual Threads, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT; Time Travelers, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz; Go Figure, Jane St. Art Center, Saugerties, NY.