Clothing and Embroidery as an Artistic Medium by Ana Teresa Barboza
Using embroidery, yarn, and and wool artist Ana Teresa Barboza creates landscapes and other imagery that exists in the space between tapestry and sculpture. Mimicking the flow of waves or grass, each piece seems to tumble from its embroidery hoop where it flows down the gallery wall. Most of the pieces seen here are from her 2013 Suspension series.
She contrasts the two, by creating structure with yarn which resemble the threads of a plant and similar structures. The knitting in her work brings her closer to nature and by taking us by the hand and showing us her world, she provides us the chance to see structures from a different point of view.
“I’m interested in the different concepts one can arrive at by using clothing and embroidery as an artistic medium. An important part of my work revolves around the human body. At first, I used needlework and embroidery to fragment, recompose and decorate the human body. I worked with self-portraits; photographs printed on fabric that were later intervened with embroidery, and decorative patterns that served as camouflage.”
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