People come and go. Some come for good, others leave without us even noticing. Some never stay too close and others never totally leave. Sometimes, only the memory of a person remains; whatever it was they taught us, left us, took from us. Whatever change they made in us.
LOS GRACIAS is a two-piece mini project that was made simply as a gesture of gratitude. Florencio Gracias and Edmunda Gracias are two “portraits” I made to show my gratitude to those who taught me about self-empowerment and the value of my own time. I say “portrait” because they don’t really represent only one person, but are a mix of some people who taught me about these life lessons. Each Gracias is a set of two pieces; the portrait and a small hand-embroidered poem.
LOS GRACIAS are original, unique and signed pieces of art. They are hand painted, hand stitched and hand sewn wall hangings. They are made of cotton fabric, acrylic paint and cotton thread.
Cotton Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Cotton Thread.
Hand Sewn, Hand Embroidered, Hand painted.
2020 – Nuuk, Greenland.
FLORENCIO GRACIAS is a talisman that celebrates self-empowerment. It was inspired by someone who without even knowing, gifted me the power of understanding my strengths and my weaknesses and taking control of my life. This person didn’t stay for too long. However, he gave me back my self-empowerment.
EDMUNDA GRACIAS is a talisman that celebrates the value of time. It was inspired by some people who, unknowingly showed me the value of my own personal timing. Because life works in mysterious ways (or not so much), the creation process of Edmunda caught me unaware, and in a way time only knows how to, it showed me that time always goes by and that it is only up to us to decide how to deal with that. Edmunda was a double teaching of the value of time.