As an artistic practice I use embroidery, which in history has traditionally been entrusted to women. I want to light a beacon on the female world, but I shun all clichés and subvert them. Where flowers and lace appear in my art, there is no frivolity; but behind an appearance of delicacy I lightly conceal my sharp messages.
By changing or overturning with my art the appearance of the form of reality, the perceived balance in all things suddenly falls apart.
Embroidery for me is simultaneously a slow and fast artistic practice, as if it were an instinctual and well-known ritual. In my artworks where text is printed, and not embroidered, each individual letter is impressed on the fabric with the pressure of my hands. For each of my artworks it is as if I am administering CPR to give them the breath of life.
Embroidery adds delicacy even if the embroidered subject or word has such a force as to contradict the gentle technique itself.
Everyone has their own idea of what the function of art is or should be. As far as I am concerned my approach to art, and art itself, borders on the obsessive. It is a necessity, a cure, a way to externalize and exasperate, to communicate, and raise awareness.
In my case, I like that my art leaves people with a smile on their lips, and a little bitter aftertaste in their mouths.
Irony is my subversive act. I sneak up unexpectedly to destabilize and leave the mind of the spectator in doubt and yet, somehow, freed.
Slowly my subversive irony enters the mind, giving it time to metabolize the content while leaving an indelible mark that stays as a parting gift.
I am a keen and careful observer of the sh*tshow that is the contemporary world and through my art I critique it by laying bare, with full emotion, the possibilities or impossibilities of my freedom of expression.
For this very reason as an artist I have the responsibility to communicate, support, and defend those who have no voice or are not heard. My artistic practices bypasses collective stereotypes and condenses the artistic form of expression into a pure splash of color.