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histérica #1 (hysterical #1), 2020

$3,000

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Description

I paint with a gun—a tufting gun—along with needles, hooks, and knots. Repurposing a phallic signifier of violence, I conjure vibrant objects of comfort that inhabit a mystical pictorial space between abstraction and representation. I am interested in the unconscious mind: what lives under the surface. I am attracted by the mystical, creature-like, mythological parts of being human. Stabbing fabric with yarn, my psyche cracks open into fibers. It’s intuitive. It’s cathartic. It’s a pain in the ass. It’s draining. It’s satisfying. The resulting images are hysterical—in the truest sense of the word. Liberated from its slanderous connotations, hysteria is understood as a manifestation of the unconscious ferociously unbound. Ruptures are reborn as rugs, inviting the viewer into the home within.

Artfare code
GCMXG
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Yes
Medium

fibers and textiles

Details

34.50 x 27.50 x 1.00 in | 87.63 x 69.85 x 2.54 cm

Artwork location
Beacon, New York

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