In the last years, and because calligraphy is practically unknown in my country, I had to think a way to enter my artworks into national competitions. I found out that calligraphy could be a metaphor for weaving, strokes or letters like stitches and text pattern as fabric, so I developed a series of artworks combining both disciplines within the textile arts. The poem depicts one of my father’s gestures. Minimum Gestures is the title of the poem.
She recalled her dad
Took a deep breath
exhaling the air very slowly
Till her lungs were empty That minimum inherited gesture
brought her back to serenity
and recovered her from the hustle
Renewing her energies.
|Title||Plumas de coser/Sowing Nibs|
|Place of Publication||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Author of Text/Poet||Marina Soria|
|Medium/ Materials||Artist book within a wooden box. Gouache, watercolor and walnut ink on Strathmore and various papers. Pointed nibs, embroidery thread and wooden box.|
|Number of Pages||9|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||9.8 x 4.7 x 1.5 inches|