MEMORIAS

2008-2009


Awarded Outstanding Graduate

Finalist in the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2010

In 2009 I completed my Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honors at Adelaide Central School of Art.
The culmination of fours years of study was a body of work primarily based on my memories of my grandparents' houses in Argentina. As an immigrant, these memories and the objects attached to them held great significance and connection for me as a way of bonding with the family which were mostly absent during my childhood. I explored many different materials and processes for this body of work in an effort to find the best voice for each memory.

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Newhomè

2009

Pattern making paper,interfacing, cotton stuffing, thread

My Nona, Luisa, was a dressmaker and the strongest memories I have of her are those of her sitting at her sewing machine. This work is an ode to her skill, patience, resourcefulness and tenacity.

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Querés un café? (Would you like a coffee?)

2009

Box board, glue, coffee beans

This is one of the most common phrases you hear when you enter the house of an Argentinian. It is a greeting and a sign of true hospitality.

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Shelf

2008

Boxboard and glue

Private Collection

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Precious Things, Installation View

2008-2009

Oil paint on wood

Boxboard and glue

Miel

2009

Moulding wax

Coco's Plates

2009

Balsa wood and glue

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Coco's Clock

2009

South Australian Limestone

Grandfather's Clock

2009

South Australian Limestone

La Siesta

2009

Box board and glue

My paternal grandfather, Julio, was a master napper. The siesta is a long held tradition in many latin countries and my grandfather took this tradition seriously.

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