8 x 11
Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper
Oil and Cotton
I’m a fibers artist / enthusiast and climber. These are my accounts of the fantastic information I have the pleasure of learning and experiencing
You can check out my artwork here
Analise and I turned in a proposal to make large woven rocks like these for Chalk the Block 2014 in El Paso. I am so grateful to have a friend and collaborator in my life. It is very special.
Tierra (top) (nylon, soil, leather, thread, vinyl): Made of woven soil from places that are important to me. Based on soil being our true ground, and my belief that objects with history are more lasting in our households. Also explores our attachment to soil/land as regards to proprietorship and war. In making an incredibly personal floor covering, I went on a journey to reconnect with places that haunt my dreams. The places my soul believes is home, and places that have shaped who I am now — despite wanting to distance myself from painful memories. Some of my collection sites include my grandmother’s house, under the bridge my mentor and father figure committed suicide at, the beach I had my first kiss and drug experimentation at, and the US/Mexico border fence. Each site was photographed and has an identification tag in writing and in coordinates to encourage people to map out their geographical location.
hawktrainer | Tierra | Tanya Aguiñiga
Nylon, soil, leather, thread, vinyl (via Volume Gallery – Future Tropes)
kitten-humyn said: Hi! Hope it is okay that I am messaging you. I live in DFW and I was wondering if you knew of any places/resources for someone with no weaving experience to learn. I really enjoy your work that you post on here!
Oil and Cotton is a great place to learn to weave as well as the White Rock Weavers. Hope you find the perfect place.
16 x 14 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches (40.6 x 36.2 x 36.8 cm)
A still-life of a traditional healing ceremony.
holding parts of home