My passion for Fiber Art started at a very young age. Creating with wool
was only natural in my native country of Uruguay, where the number of
sheep far exceeds the number of inhabitants.
My beginnings were in tapestry and knitting. Quilting, free style embroidery, yarn bombing and fiber installations followed my ever-evolving fiber path.
After graduating with a B.A. in Law in Montevideo, Uruguay and moving to
the United States, I saw a chance to pursue my passion for art and
creating. I attended Parsons School of Design in NYC, so that I could fulfill
my creative side. I am now a 2020 candidate for MFA in Visual Arts from
Miami International University of Art and Design.
Making art is the best way of harnessing my mind from jumping from one
place to the next. Natural fibers also have a mind of their own. We only
need to listen to them and sometimes they perform the art themselves.
I now live and work in Miami, Florida.
I am a fiber artist with unbounded limits of what I can create with yarn. From small 2D tapestries to monumental 3D luminaires that form sculptures for installations.
Even though I create through traditional methods like knitting, crochet and embroidery, the objects I make are totally unconventional. The hand dyed color, soft tactile quality and unique adaptability of the natural fibers give me total freedom to experiment and render everyday objects in a new way.
My art seeks to spark a conversation on subjects that touch me deeply, such as place, motherhood, breast cancer and the fragility of the natural environment. The relationship between the fibers I work with and the place where I was born evokes the comfort of belonging. Regardless of whether I am physically “here or there”, the question is always … but where do you come from?
Working in fiber art allows me to foster community , bringing people together to knit for different positive causes.
My calling, every morning when I wake up, is the urgent need to create, to knit the impossible and give voice to the voiceless.