THE THREAD THAT WEAVES US ALL

Submitted by Arantxa Rodriguez

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Client: AXR

Location: NYC, NY, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $5,000

Overview

I envision this project as series of site-specific wall-corner “mind installations.” They are paintings in space or architectural moments. Made out of multi-colored yarn, they are intrinsic representations of the three alchemical elements that have made me the person I am today: my Mexican culture, my Buddhist practice, and crucially, their interrelationship.

Goals

The catalyst for the project was the threads themselves, and how they wove an almost magic window into my culture. While working with them, I realized I could analyze my mind and tangibly express a theory I had been studying – how our life is precisely the outcome of our mind

Process

I create string installations comprising natural-dyed, colored wool yarn from Teotitlán del Valle- a small village in the foothills of the Sierra Juárez Mountains, 31 kilometers from the city of Oaxaca, Mexico.