Odds and Ends
Technique Mixed Textiles
-2007 Individual Exhibition "Retazos: Odds and Ends", Gallery 159, Brisbane, Australia.
In my work I need a sense of common method of production. I do a repetitive task over and over, but of course there are unplanned Adjustments in the process. In "Fragments" I did everything methodically, step by step, in the same way, in the same three primary colors. But the hazard is always there and every piece changes when I do it different.
I never throw away any scraps. I´m a master at recycling as my exhibition history demonstrates . My "bits" are the first step in each creation. They are my big treasure and end my work. They show up in a beautiful and obsessive order.
In this way of showing colors and texture of multiple fabrics they join, forming rich hand-made compositions. Fabrics, ribbons and threads are combined through an intense sewing process.
The sewing is a creative process turned into an obsession, which is an essential part of all my work. Without doubt these "tapestries" Gather the hand and origin of an art which demands time and patience. Left-over materials is sewn and re-sewn, coming together to result in warm, shiny and beautiful compositions.
There is a magical relationship color and texture, inviting me to experiment and play with the material. The more I sew the more I enrich the work. Act and make, work and color ... This is the process of creation, a process that turns to obsession.
I think that every color, every fabric, every loose thread that I put into my work means something: thoughts, memories, obsession ... It is my way to feel the moment, to feel that Im doing something That makes me feel alive. Every "Odd and End" is a second in my life.