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Bond 8 Sculpture

Claudia Lugo

Mexico

Sculpture, Metal on Aluminium

Size: 19 W x 37 H x 9 D in

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I am inspired by women who passed traditions and knowledge through generations during the ritual of seating together to make embroidery. They learn to form a bond. Each invisible bond is different. Those invisible bonds we cannot see but we feel it all the time with family, friends, at work and those bonds create communities and countries. I have been knitting croché trying to make visible the invisible: representing each bond. Some bonds are tight, others more loose, but all seem strong as a metal wire. That is why I use copper, aluminum, brass, nickel wire. I have been knitting croché as an act of meditation since the pattern is a continued loops of no lineal time, so I let myself go, letting my subconscious express what I feel about a particular bond each time.

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Sculpture:Metal on Aluminium

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:19 W x 37 H x 9 D in

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Statement witnesses of a subconscious past I have approached sculpture from a gender position to provide an intercultural vision of Mexican women. I have been knitting wire since 2016 and have found my particular way of weaving stories and material; exploring the bonds that are woven with emotions between individuals or groups until I come to reflect on and express the social fabric in my sculpture. With my work, volumes are woven with various closed and organic topological shapes, such as a drop. With wire I explore forms with volume, investigating and probing how far I can grow with a woven volumetric form. I have explored the relationship of light and lighting in relation to my volumetric wire knitting. The knot, in its role of connection, generates links between the different strands that make up the piece, the knitted wire is formed until reaching a volumetric sculptural form with a topological surface. Knots are usually related to problematic situations, the core of the conflict, which do not pass easily, so the knot acquires a role of complementary duality. It is common to appreciate how the different communities produce patterns and techniques that are their own and are generally inherited from previous generations. The transmission of these techniques and knowledge through family ties (woman to woman through generations) give a way patterns and knots within the fabric represent not only a cultural heritage but a bond between family members or said community. When said bond is broken, said rupture is reflected in the family nucleus and, in turn, in the social fabric. In my work, knitting represents an introspective process, it is a mechanism for reflection and remembrance, it is to make clear and visible the different relationships, bonds, that I have generated throughout my life. I chose aluminum, nickel, copper, brass and galvanized wire as they help me represent the way I see the bonds: light, with transparency when weaving them, with strength and resistance as I can see those invisible threads that weave the intra personal links, forming light, organic sculptures with grace and beauty. When I am in my creation process, I reflect on the invisible bonds that bind me to a specific person in each sculpture. The repetition of patterns and rhythm in the knitting helps me to enter into silence and meditation... loops are formed in time, which produces meditation in me.

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