As an immigrant myself, my works are inspired by the waves of immigration that the United States experienced since the first European settlements. The black and white symbols represent my own Mapuche identity. These types of geometric designs were often used in textiles, which date all the way back to 1300 AD. For centuries, Mapuche women have been using handmade looms to weave blankets, ponchos, and more, all with signature colors and patterns. The variety of colored dots is a metaphor for the ethnic and cultural diversity of my own New York neighborhood. I combine paper, fabric, and paint to create mixed media works.
MCD September 28, 2020
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