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.

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hawktrainer | Tierra | Tanya Aguiñiga
Nylon, soil, leather, thread, vinyl (via Volume Gallery – Future Tropes)



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.

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hawktrainer | Tierra | Tanya Aguiñiga

Nylon, soil, leather, thread, vinyl (via Volume Gallery – Future Tropes)

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.

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!

Hey there!

Oil and Cotton is a great place to learn to weave as well as the White Rock Weavers. Hope you find the perfect place.

Damian Ortega
Corn Monument/”Monumento Elote”, 2010
Paper mache

Installation dimensions variable

Damian Ortega

Corn Monument/”Monumento Elote”, 2010

Paper mache

Installation dimensions variable

Damian Ortega
Modulo de construccion de tortillas, 1998
Corn tortillas

16 x 14 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches (40.6 x 36.2 x 36.8 cm)

Damian Ortega

Modulo de construccion de tortillas, 1998

Corn tortillas

16 x 14 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches (40.6 x 36.2 x 36.8 cm)

mute:

peter brooke

mute:

peter brooke


Ex Voto 
Matt Panuska 8 x 11Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper



A still-life of a traditional healing ceremony.

Ex Voto 
Matt Panuska 
8 x 11
Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper

A still-life of a traditional healing ceremony.

"..it was a time when i first realized the part the artist can take in indicating the traumas of a time and initiating a healing process, by that i mean i saw the relationship between the chaos i experienced and the process of sculpture. chaos can have a healing character if it is coupled with the idea of open movement to channel the warm of chaos energy into order or form."

Joseph Beuys

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s-c-r-a-p-b-o-o-k | Talia Mukmel

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s-c-r-a-p-b-o-o-k | Talia Mukmel

holding parts of home

-Sarita Westrup