Ana Teresa Barboza‘s love affair with embroidery began at a young age when her grandmother in Peru taught her how to sew and weave. She spent hours on her sewing machine crafting clothes she never wore, in fear she would destroy them.
Using yarn and wool, the 33-year-old artist creates unique landscapes and other imagery that tumbles off the embroidery hoop and flows down the gallery wall. The traditional yarn takes on a supernatural texture, pumping life into an old fashion form of stitching. Barboza is best known for her Suspension series, pictured below.
After studying Painting at the Art Faculty of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru she attended pattern designing courses at the Mod’Art International School of Paris in 2007 and the Sofia Cenzano School of Lima in 2009.
In recent years, Barboza became fascinated with the physical structure of organic life and the human body. Her recent work is an attempt to recreate thread structures similar to a plant and bring a fresh perspective to embroidery artwork.
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