In this work I enlarge forlorn details taken from the collective consciousness – such things found in old books, antique engravings, postage stamps, etc – isolating them from their original context and intricately embroidering them into a newer surface, mostly fabrics found either in my closet, my friend's closet, or at my local thrift store. I like mixing the old with the older with the intention of creating a whole new visual experience.

 

 
8 centavos

selective memory no. 1: 8 centavos + thread on fabric + 10" x 10" + 2006

 

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Dollar Bill

selective memory no. 2: dollar bill + thread on fabric + 4.5" x 5" aprox. + 2007

 

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green expansion

selective memory no. 3: postage cuffs + thread on shirt cuffs + 6.5" x 10 " aprox. + 2008

 

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selective-memory

selective memory no. 4 + thread on fabric + 26" x 31" aprox. + 2008-09

 

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Selective Memory

selective memory no. 5 + thread on fabric + 19.5" x 34 " aprox. + 2008-09

 

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selective memory

selective memory no. 6 + thread on fabric + 4.25" x 4.25" aprox. + 2009

 

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sor juana

selective memory no. 7: si sor juana pudiera hablar + thread on fabric + 5.25" x 5.75" + 2009

 

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selective memory

selective memory no. 8 + thread on fabric + 19" x 25" aprox. + 2009

 

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end of fear

selective memory no. 9: the end of fear + thread on fabric + 23" x 21.5" + 2009

 

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