Jessica Elena Aquino "The pain they felt as the roots of their soul pulled away and severed themselves from Earth"
The pain they felt as the roots of their soul pulled away and severed themselves from Earth, 2021
Handmade tapestry hanging upon a rod with a rich palette of black, ivory, green, orange, and burgundy. The weaving grid has been abstracted in a way that alludes to a landscape with four head-like figures floating throughout. The wide range of materials and textures used adds a three-dimensionality to the work.
Via the artist:
"Four abstracted head figures floating in a terraneous landscape. This piece was inspired by a quote in Heart of Aztlan, by Rudolfo Anaya. It is a piece that explores the human (dis)connection with the earth and what that does to the human condition."