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Fibre Art

Precious Heart

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in Favorite things, Fibre Art | 0 comments

Precious Heart

With this piece I want to play with the idea of being someone else, being in someone else’s “heart”, in an exercise of detaching from ourselves/transposing ourselves into another body, another skin, another situation, another life. A metaphor for compassion. My piece uses the kitsch conception of a precious heart, something valuable, a jewel, a symbol of love, from where comes the noblest attitudes to change the world, but it is fragile and needs to be preserved. So, as Snow...

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Scars

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Fibre Art | 0 comments

Scars

My piece for Printing &Dyeing, represent scars we bring on our body and soul caused by both physical and verbal violence. The broken heart. The knots in stomach. The slashes caused by over criticism. The stab in the back. The sexual violence. The floss and the dress were dyed by me using natural...

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All Love Letters are Ridiculous

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Fibre Art | 0 comments

All Love Letters are Ridiculous

“All love letters are ridiculous”. Fernando PessoaBased in the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa’s words, I decided to embroider a full sized love letter written by a man.  Why a man, one may ask. Because in our culture we came to expect women to write love letters. Nobody would say it’s ridiculous for women to talk about their feelings. But for a man… Exposing their feelings in a letter is unusual. In the poem, Pessoa starts judging love letters. And then little...

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