Camela Guevara | Untitled Plume (8)
Gouache on Bristol paper
14 x 11 inches (h x w)
I create tactile works combining traditional, time-honored sewing techniques and minimal geometric imagery with materials like beads, sequins, thread and ink. The anachronistic and reflective works stem from the repetitive, meditative process of adding beads one-by-one to create mental stillness in an otherwise media-laden, fast-paced world. I seek to honor the sewing traditions of the past and their necessity even in an increasingly technological age. My work results from a desire to record moments of introspection with embellished surfaces that reference my work as a seamstress, over the top fashion, and old world glamour through the lens of a spare, modern aesthetic.