Artist Ana Teresa Barboza goes beyond the physical boundaries of the traditional embroidery hoop crocheting blankets and patterns as elegant interpretations of nature. Her images appear to begin within the confines of the circle and then burst beyond the structure in a way that makes them feel unstoppable and alive.
In the Peruvian artist’s ‘Suspension’ series you can find oceans, landscapes and bird’s nests engulfing white gallery walls. Barboza aims to mimic the process of nature through the monotonous craft of crochet.
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“Both embroidery and crocheting are techniques that require time. I use these techniques in order to make a connection between manual work and the processes of nature; creating thread structures similar to the structures that make a plant for example,” Barboza told Le Fil Conducteur. “My aim is to create pieces of work that simulate experiments, aiming to reconstruct nature, teaching us to have a new and fresh look at it.”