Suadade: (noun) The feeling akin to longing and nostalgia, with no discernible reason as to why.
The installation was mostly quiet with a low drone permeating the space. Four ghostly features spotlit to the far end of the gallery. These four delicate sculptures were made entirely of lace and clear resin, molded by domestic objects. Two chairs faced each other across an empty table, overlooked by the phantom of a painting hung upon the back white wall.
The phantom series is a balance of concept and play. The desire to evoke the sensation of absence with the presence of something was the initial force driving that drove the project. I was exploring these feelings, and those of longing, absence, void, loss, and subjectivity. I became intrigued by the narrative and magical quality that is evoked by the transformation of a domestic textile with its own baggage into an object of domestic property.
Funds provided by the Eduardo Carrillo Memorial Scholarship.