Materials: paper covered wire, jewellery wire, Bobbiny Jumbo recycled cotton rope, cotton/linen blend thread, cotton and wool yarn, twine, fluffsy pipe cleaners, poly string, handmade string using ribbon, felt rope, hemp string, glass seed beads, açai seeds, ceramic, glass and wooden beads
45cm H x 56cm W x 2cm D
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Says Paula do Prado of her work Essence: “This work reflects on our essence as human beings. Specifically our journey to come to terms with duality; life and death, conscious and unconscious, good and evil, mind and matter and the most elemental duality being the balance of the feminine and masculine energies. These ideas are explored through the power of signs and symbols, the circle, the arc and the vertical line meeting the horizontal line to represent wholeness, balance and the strengthening or ‘welding’ of connections.”
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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