Jan 30, 2016

LA LIBERTAD


LA LIBERTAD, birdcage, iron, felt, found nests, thread, collaboration with
Wendy Coulson Catalan, with assistance from Soledad.


Huipiles are known to speak through their symbols, but here, the cage as skirt is the symbol. It represents so many women’s issues, from staying to leaving, from the urge to nest to the urge to fly.  From feeling trapped to feeling liberated, to feeling comfortable somewhere in between. These are the threads that run through every woman’s life, that are “felt” by all of us at some point in our lives. The freedom to feel and acknowledge these things is perhaps the first step to being fully alive.

Adding threads to the felt to begin the huipil

Sol places wool over the felt and threads

Sol sprinkles it with water to bind them together

Then gets it really wet, with steaming water 

Plastic is placed on top and bottom, so the water
can be squeezed out.

Se sabe que los huipiles hablan a través de sus símbolos, pero aquí, la jaula como falda es el símbolo. Representa tantos problemas de las mujeres, desde quedarse a irse, desde el deseo de anidar hasta el deseo de volar.  Desde sentirse atrapadas hasta sentirse liberadas, hasta sentirse cómodas en una situación intermedia. Estos son los hilos que pasan por la vida de cada mujer, que “sentimos” todas nosotras en algún momento de nuestra vida. La libertad de sentir y reconocer esto es quizás el primer paso para sentirnos completamente vivas.



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