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MARÍA PAZ BASCUÑAN

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María Paz did a postgraduate degree in Contemporary Applied Arts at the Massana School, Barcelona Spain. There she goes deep into the techniques of the textiles craft. Through different treatments such as natural dyes, shibori, weaving and unweaving she creates works that dialogue between tradition and innovation. In her work there is a direct and conscious relationship between the choice of the fabrics, the dyeing, the treatment of these and the environmental impact in the process of realization.

“I investigate the act of doing and undoing as a metaphor of our own cultural trajectory and this as a symptom of our existential trajectory. In turn, this act of doing and undoing leads me to the iconographic stereotype of Penelope and her refusal to cut the final thread or finish the work. The progression of the tissue is the same progression of time. To unwave, to undo what has been done in this sense, is to establish the attempt to remember and return to an original and complete state of things, the denial of time and its destruction, paradoxical as it may seem; the attempt to restore the cosmic order. “