Exquisite Embroidery
December 20, 2012 5:56 PM   Subscribe

Peruvian artist Ana Teresa Barboza uses embroidery and fabric mixed with drawings and photo transfers to create "human and animal bodies that cause tenderness and terror alike." [brief bio in Spanish] Her latest works, ANIMALES FAMILIARES, depict surprising animal and human interactions. Past works detail anatomy and tackle modes of dress, makeup, and disguises. [Links may contain artistic nudity, Spanish]
posted by bobobox (5 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
This is great. Y'all might be interested to know of another groovy, albeit slightly more postmodern South American, the Chilean textile artist/poet, Cecilia Vicuña. One of her more famous works is the edgy Quipu Menstrual, but I think she writes amazing poetry, like those that explore the relationship between Word & Thread.
posted by Perko at 8:24 PM on December 20, 2012 [3 favorites]

Lovely! I saw work by Cecilia Vicuña at the Tate in London a couple of years ago, but Barboza is new to me. Thanks for posting this.
posted by Superplin at 8:30 PM on December 20, 2012

[Links may contain artistic nudity, Spanish]

One of these things is not like the other.
posted by spaceman_spiff at 10:39 PM on December 20, 2012

Amazing. Your links too, Perko.
posted by clavicle at 8:41 AM on December 21, 2012

So gorgeous and sensual and raw and full of longing. I love all of these, especially the pieces of the lovers, where the woman is sewing her lover in a bearskin, and the piece of the woman inside of the lion's mouth. It reminds me somehow of that poem The Woman at the Washington Zoo....you see what I am: change me, change me!
posted by lakersfan1222 at 12:05 PM on December 21, 2012

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