EXVOTOS - RECONSTRUCTION

The ex-voto is an offering given to a God in return of a wish come true. In this offerings it is visually shown why a person feels grateful. It has a symbolic significance. 

Regarding my pieces it is a personal gratitude, but it could be an universal thank you because of the of its transcendent meaning.

 

I am thankful for feeling femininely powerful and for having been able to regain my autonomy and my own space. 

I am thankful for having gained back the Gift of creation- a treasure I thought lost or even dead. I felt as if I had myself died a little along with it- my soul was degrading like metal corroded by rust. This is the reason why I work with old, worn-out clothes. I am interested in working with the traces and marks that times leaves behind. 

I also work with old lead hem weight tape. In the past it was used to keep the hem of women’s dresses in “its place”. 

Other of the materials that I work with are pearls, that to me they represent the feminine suffering.

All this pieces are ex-votos because, even though they are not going to be given away to any God, they all have the same intention. Mi jewels are the embodiment of my gratitude.



 

IT ISN´T PLEASENT WHAT I HAVE TO SAY

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IT IS NECESSARY TO GO THROUGH THE PAIN