Per-based artist Ana Teresa Barboza uses yarn, thread, wool, and fabric to produce unique, tactile embroidery works. The artist has no boundaries to the way she creates, blending drawings and photographs together with embroidery and knitting to produce unexpected forms that extend beyond walls and frames.
Barboza explores the interactions between the materials that form the fragmented human forms, plants, animals, and landscapes. In many of the works, colorful threads cascade out and beyond any limitations of frame edges. Barboza creates motion, texture, and human emotions that radiate out from the colorful stitching and towards the viewer.
“I’m interested in the different concepts one can arrive at by using clothing and embroidery as an artistic medium,” she explains. “By using embroidery, which is a traditionally feminine language, the images acquire new meaning as they produce a marked dissonance between image and technique.”