Veglia con me \ Stay with Me
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.
I started working with old home linens, found, given or inherited, treating and whitening them to create a reclaimed surface to work on. Stains and other signs of use populate them like forgotten steps across a landscape, conveying a sense of temporary presence. To all these traces i have added mine.
The silverpoint I use to create this drawings, leaves a trace of precious metal particles on the abrasive surface. This intricate realistic drawings, in an environment of fleeting silhouettes, have a grounding effect. In my work, realism is an invitation to be more present in our own life.
The vast table of infinite possibilities
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 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.