Materials: paper covered wire, jewellery wire, raffia, paper string, twine, cotton and wool yarn, cotton/linen blend thread, seed beads, açai seeds, glass beads, Greek magenta ceramic beads
50cm H x 40cm W x 2cm D
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Says Paula do Prado of her work Intention: “This work is a meditation on setting intention and on finding purpose. Shaped like a heart, a palm leaf or a rib cage, this work references the complexities of the human body and nature. Adorned with x’s and cross-like symbols it also alludes to how difficult it can often be to find one’s purpose, or to unblock the path to creativity.”
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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