AN IMMERSIVE GALLERY EXHIBITION
In the virtual gallery you will encounter a triptych called No-Sé.
Working with accessible materials such as paper, thread and acrylic paint to create papier
mache portraits has been a therapeutic way for me to cope with this current pandemic
quarantine. Having so much time to myself has allowed me to consider why I'm socially
distancing and has also forced me to work with these easily accessible materials. Doing this
has allowed me to create folk art-inspired pieces that still fit within my autobiographical realm
In one of my portraits, I am portraying myself surrounded by house plants while I am currently in isolation. Another portrait is an honorary portrait of my mother, who is a breast cancer survivor, making her more at risk for the COVID-19 virus. The final portrait is a self portrait, where the nose is a 3-D papier mache nose to symbolize how the virus is spread as a respiratory illness. The idea of a nose (wordplay on knows, no-sé), and the community being misinformed by our current administration about this virus is a concept that interests me extremely.
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