Bordados y Desbordes Series Statement
The theme on which this work revolves began eleven years ago with a macho comment on the role of women in Ecuadorian art, a topic that unfortunately
remains relevant in most Latin American countries.
I started the research reading about outstanding women in the arts and then about their struggle for equity since the 19th century and the first feminist
movements of the 60s.
I wanted to express my interest on this topic through Victorian graphic representation, as it was a time when women began to fight for their rights and
the psychedelic elements of the 60s linked to the first feminist movements, and their symbolic meaning.
Needle work and embroidery brings together artistic work around the reflection and awareness of my gender, but above all from the poetic evocation to the
beauty of trades considered merely domestic.
Between seams, embroidery and darning that I have also applied to the supporting paper of the work – which I have also previously worked with
engraving techniques – builds, in the first instance, a playful universe that allows to overflow the usual limits of so-called scholar art as like of the artisan craft.
On the other hand, in an evident collage of sewn experiences, it refers to the interior of traditions and also of prejudices associated with readings different
from the condition of gender and the notion of the domestic. They contrast inclusion with marginalization, taste with “aesthetics” and judgment,
embellishment with beauty, inherited traditions and acquired freedoms.
My work invites to explore spaces where they inhabit – between patches and amendments – the domesticated creation with the restlessness of the spirit that
incessantly overflows the margins.