embroidering//memory//healing

It is proper to expect art to heal your sorrows? or at least to make sense out of them…?
When I think of making an embroidery group of women that have been through this colombian absurd money/drug war, or massacres or displacement, I feel they can use a needle and thread to leave a sign of what they’ve been through, to leave a memory that is made stitch by stitch, with a craft that demands your constant attention, concentration and creativity…it is like a meditation, I ‘ve noticed that when my mind goes away from the work, threads become entangled.
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One of the products of this work would be the collective creation of a big textile piece embroidered by many women, where they register/stamp/imprint some of their stories, those worth remembering, those they don’t want to be forgotten… the stories can embroidered as personal maps, diagrams, plans, routes, etc…

At this very moment of my life, I feel the intense need to create in a collective way, I have had the feeling, many times now, that creation is not worth it if it is only to create a minor experience, I want to create a challenging experienced through and with others…make a bigger sense of it…

At the moment my life is changing like I’ve never thought it would. I left my house, and I have been travelling around Colombia. I have worked in many things, and finally at the moment my family turn their back on me, which led me to search for new ways and new places. Lonelines has been an amazing teacher for life. I have no fix home, I have learn how to be alone, and trust life further than what I see, this strenght that comes from deep inside me is nothing compare to what I have seen from women who have had violent experiences, that are so terrorific that one will think they will never come out…but surprinsingly a lot of women do pass this turbulences and appear with renew faith in life…this is what encourages me to talk and to work with this women…

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