76 x 61 x 4 cm (Framed)
Acrylic and Embroidery on recycled Jute coffee sacks. Framed with a white frame.
This series of nudes of women embracing themselves is my way of expressing that feeling of love and care for oneself and for our body. Our body is our greatest support and also a companion for life that reflects what happens in our emotional world, from which we are usually disconnected. Thanks to our body we are here, without a body there is no life, when it doesn't work, nothing around us works, but when it works we are able to reach the moon with our hands.
This work has been created with recycled jute (Latin American coffee bags) and embroidery. Lately I am exploring materials that allow me to create a more sustainable and environmentally conscious art, in my process the recycled jute coffee bags are painted, cut and reconstructed in organic abstracts and arcing contour body silhouettes. I also use embroidery in my works as a tool for female empowerment and peaceful protest, I consider the embroidery as a space of freedom, introspection, self-knowledge and sisterhood.
Known as the 'golden fiber' or Burlap, jute is the vegetable fiber extracted from the stem and bark of the plant called white jute (Corchorus capsularis) Jute is 100% natural, ecological, biodegradable, reusable and recyclable.
The extraction of the fiber is carried out mainly using biological processes, without the use of chemicals. The stems are submerged in water to separate the fibers.
Its cultivation is rainfed. It does not need irrigation, it feeds on rainwater.
It is one of the strongest and most resistant natural vegetable fibers.
Its growth is very fast, usually 4–6 months.
It can be cultivated in arid lands. The cultivation of jute enriches the fertility of the soil, allowing it to be used for other crops, such as rice. For all these reasons, we could say that jute is one of the most environmentally friendly fibers that exists.