See Through Eagle and Serpent Eyes

Using the repetitive placement of colored embroidery floss onto transparent packing tape and cellophane, I recall both the traditions of textile work from my family's home country, Mexico, while at the same time, using materials that are commonly used for commercial use in the U.S. The result negotiates the paradox between what's deemed authentic and what's deemed artificial. The title comes from the writings of Chicana writer, Gloria Anzaldua, and her description of the experience of "in-between-ness" amidst immigrant communities.



See Through Eagle and Serpent Eyes
2015
Cellophane, packing tape, embroidery floss
8' x 9'

 

Photography: Rachel Herman