By the use of embroidery and knitting in her work Ana Teresa Barboza yearns to create a parallel between the process of manual crafts and creating and natures process. She contrasts the two, by creating structure with yarn which resemble the threads of a plant and similar structures. The knitting in her work brings her closer to nature and by taking us by the hand and showing us her world, she provides us the chance to see structures from a different point of view. Barboza’s artistic proposal consists of intervening the natural weaves, transforming it while respecting its natural course, and bringing the value of manual craft back to life.
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