NOV1976

November 1976

SIZE: 35” x 42” YEAR COMPLETED: 2019 I named this quilt “November 76” because is the Lunar calendar of my birth month. I painted every moon in each of the blocks. It’s hand-quilted. I think is the only “neutral” quilts that I have made and the only one that I did for myself .

Newton’s third law

SIZE: 32” x 48” YEAR COMPLETED: 2019 Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion states that, “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” In this way, in Nature for every force that exists, there is an equal and opposite counterforce. They are equal and opposite… one cannot exist without the other… This…

WHERE IS THE AUTUMN

SIZE: 65” X 64” YEAR COMPLETED: 2019 My favorite season is autumn, calm comes with its beautiful colors, colors that in my Chile are the red liquidambar leaves falling down…I miss those colors here in São Paulo, where everything is still green, flowered and with warm temperatures…so, where is the autumn?

COMPASSION

SIZE: 49” X 38” YEAR ENDED: 2019 In October of 2019, in my country, Chile, a social and political revolution began, caused by general discontent due to the existing social and economic inequality in society. This has led me to think about what virtues are key in a society and that therefore we should develop…

GRAFFITI

Size: 44” x 42” Year ended: 2019 “This quilt is inspired in the amazing Graffiti that we can find in São Paulo. The top ismade by improvisational piecing. Once the top was ready, I played with my #poscapenand I draw my own graffitis and images: rainbows, tulips, dandelions, clouds, words inbinary code, musical notes and some…

GIVE ME YOUR HAND

Size: 74” x 69” Year ended: 2019 It started like any of my other quilts; an improvisation exercise, in this case improvising with curves. As the quilt started to make sense it was clear to me: a round… a round that made me think of Gabriela Mistral and her poem “Dame la mano” (give me your hand).…

Vibrato

Size: 62” x 42” (WxH) Year ended: 2018 Description: “Music and color are recurrent themes in my work … in this quilt I wanted to interpret Vibrato as a musical term and the vibration of colors as an optical effect of movement. Through the use of vibrating colors and quilted waves, this concept of “Vibrato” is…

Artificial Light

Size: 48” x 42” (WxH) Ended year: 2018 Description: “The existence of this quilt is a consequence of having read Sherri Lynn Wood’s book “The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.” Using one of their improvisation processes, I started cutting and joining the fabrics, where I decided to use 3 ranges of colors (green, red and…