Materials: cotton, wool, hemp, linen, raffia, Bobbiny Jumbo recycled cotton rope, poly rope, felt rope, poly string, twine, paper covered wire, jewellery wire, glass seed beads, wooden beads, Tumi beads, pom poms, açai seed beads
85cm H x 50cm W x 10cm D
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Says Paula do Prado of her work Conduit: “Conduit reflects on connections, on the things that make us the same and bring us closer together. Visually this work also makes reference to one of our first literally life giving connections, to our mothers through the umbilical cord. A powerful symbol of exchange, connectedness but also of the feminine.”
Paula’s Hybrid Forms series references a combination of forms; feminine and masculine reproductive organs, animals (owls, octopi, jellyfish) and ceremonial African masks. Eyes are a recurring symbolic motif as windows to the soul, seeing and not seeing and simultaneously looking towards the past and future. Each work in the series is highly individual and a one-off piece.
The intensive handmade process blends traditional and non-traditional textile techniques and materials. Form, colour, texture and a ‘making do’ aesthetic reflect the artist’s Afro-Uruguayan heritage. Hybrid Forms are talisman-like objects that attempt to connect to the spiritual through the power of transformation.
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