Wool and Cotton woven panel
42 x 72 in, 1.82 x 1m
Placeholder explores coexisting multiple identities, strategies of survival and complex relationships with the land that immigrants develop in their host country. In this woven panel, the transformation that immigration yields is reflected in the cotton used. Dyed with the bark of a native Bur Oak tree and buried in mud, the material used to weave Placeholder is infused with the properties of Manitoban soil. These strips have moved over and under wool from Canada and Peru, creating a fabric reflective of harmonious dissonance.
Exhibited as part of Speaking in Tongues, Mujer Artista Collective Group Show
January 2018, aceartinc