New Plant-Based Embroidery and Interconnected Baskets by Ana Teresa Barboza (9 pics)




Peruvian artist Ana Teresa Barboza  has previously been drawn to recreating full landscapes with yar

Peruvian artist Ana Teresa Barboza  has previously been drawn to recreating full landscapes with yarn and thread, embroidering large tapestries with rivers, valleys, and waves that spill out from the wall and rest on the floor. Barboza continues her exploration of installation-based tapestry with a new body of work that charts the growth of individual plants, while also expanding her practice into weaving with a new work of interconnected baskets.

Her series Increase  charts a plant’s shadow for 15 days, steadily tracing its growth and movement over the two week time space. Balls of yarn lay at the foot of each tapestry, providing a visualization of the diminishing material as it is slowly added to the changing portrait. The colorful embroidery provides a charged glow around the white space of the original plant, its increasing mass illustrated in a collage of jagged shapes and vibrant hues.

Barboza’s new work  United Baskets , retreats from color altogether, instead focusing on process and shape. The piece is a collection of seven interconnected baskets, which took the artist 30 days to weave from bundles of Huacho reed. The series of vessels vary in size and position, yet are each seamlessly linked throughout the full 10 by 10 foot composition.

Although Barboza now works with textiles, she previously studied painting at Lima’s Pontifical Catholic University . You can see more of her embroidered and woven installations on her website  here .

New Plant-Based Embroidery and Interconnected Baskets by Ana Teresa Barboza

New Plant-Based Embroidery and Interconnected Baskets by Ana Teresa Barboza

New Plant-Based Embroidery and Interconnected Baskets by Ana Teresa Barboza

New Plant-Based Embroidery and Interconnected Baskets by Ana Teresa Barboza

New Plant-Based Embroidery and Interconnected Baskets by Ana Teresa Barboza

New Plant-Based Embroidery and Interconnected Baskets by Ana Teresa Barboza

New Plant-Based Embroidery and Interconnected Baskets by Ana Teresa Barboza

New Plant-Based Embroidery and Interconnected Baskets by Ana Teresa Barboza




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