I am a textile creator who believes in the power of community involvement. My gallery (www.galeriaoctagono.com) is a community-based collective atop the northern mountains in Costa Rica, where I work with seven women and their families. I provide materials, design, and educational opportunities as well as an equitable distribution of proceeds. All our work is handmade, free-style, and original. My husband, Rich, and I enjoy practicing alternative tourism as a B&B, and our log cabin is available to travelers wishing a personalized experience in Costa Rica.
Artist's statement: There is no limit to the versatility of textiles. Learning and experimentation allow me to be aware and keep myself open to change. To be creative I must lose fear of being wrong. To be correct I must make sure that my art has social projection.
Location: San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica
Online shop: galeria octagono
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
|Quilt with Argentine theme, by Silvia Piza-Tandlich, 2010, Costa Rica|
|"Tuki" quilt, by Silvia Piza-Tandlich, 2009, Costa Rica|