I am an architect and artist. My first line of research concerning embroidery comes from my architectural training. I look to link both disciplines by relating issues of construction with embroidery craft. I reflect on embroidery, not as a domestic, female, or small-scale technique. Instead, I am interested in the tectonic potential of textile structures and construction materials. Whereas other artistic techniques are based on abstraction and representation, my aim is to reveal that the inherent quality of stitching and fabric combinations rests on its manufacture. I search to create an aesthetic that recreates three-dimensional space through burlap, fiberglass mesh, wool, thread, and paint.
My second and personal concern comes from the influence of my mother, Denise. She was an embroidery teacher during the dictatorship in Chile. I grew up seeing my mother’s embroidery endeavors. In our home, she imitated impressionist paintings, an exercise that she continues to this day.