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Rituals of care

 

 This group of textile drawings is a metaphorical landscape of restoring and reconnecting. Using the stitch and the mark making as elements of suture and the recovered fabric as a substrate, I explore the domestic poetics of caring.

The multilayer textiles, highlight the fragility of life, its resilience and mystery. With my work, I intend to cultivate a deeper appreciation for those

who actively guard life, and inspire action and gratitude.

 

 In this drawings i am interested in exploring the interior aspects of domestic landscape using the home fabrics as a starting point. I have treated old, found and inherited home fabrics with a white mix. The white mix erases some of the previous stains of use and tear and signs of time. This whitening acts as one more iteration of the do and undo, use and clean, write and erase sequence of gestures of love and care that take place on the process of homemaking and childrearing. By withening up this reclaimed linens, now turned into canvases, and drawing on them, i intend to reverse the process: Wash and mark. Allowing the portraits of the domestic landscape and the rituals they have taken part of to resurface.

The oneric room

Rituals of care

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