An Artist Finds Her Voice in Annie Terrazzo: Past Present

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Mixed media artist Annie Terrazzo ruminates on her style and voice in this mini doc by Christopher Dodge.

by Daniel Barron



“It’s me communicating a feeling. You just allow it to be whatever it’s going to be…the realization of what it is is the greatest magic,” says mixed media artist Annie Terrazzo.

Defined by an “unorthodox” childhood in which she was raised by a schizophrenic adult entertainer and a Formula One driver, the Colorado native has traversed a unwieldy road to her current identity. She grew up loving vintage artifacts such as typewriters and often indulged in sepia-washed dreams of Old Hollywood, interests that would later inform her work in international fashion. Terrazo’s now-familiar combination of newsprint, found objects, flashy typography, and vibrant pencil hues developed after she graduated from San Francisco’s Academy of Art university. Watch as Terrazzo reflects on these influences, fascinations, and the foundations behind her artistic voice in this mini doc directed by Christopher Dodge.

Though brief, the artist’s passion comes through. Stated Terrazzo in a January 2017 BBC interview: “I’ve always desired to depict strong bad-ass women who would push through the system and overcome the hardships at hand. And now I think I’m just going to be stronger and more bad-ass about how I do that.”

The greatest magic.



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Learn more about filmmaker Christopher Dodge on his website.

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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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