Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin

I am an artist that utilize what human progress sheds. My work repurposes obsolete recording materials, like typewriter ribbon, video, and audio cassette tapes. The panels, cages, and nets that I weave are reflective surfaces that question the speed in which we produce, consume, and discard our technologies.

I create objects that respond to systems that want to keep us under control or within certain limits. By building metaphors that explore the caging relationship we have with the natural world, I explore the impossibility of our superiority to nature.

Art is my way of translating between the disposable synthetic world, and the cyclical natural world. I use hi-tech residue to question the sustainability of a society based on consumption.

Weaving allows me to saturate space and ask the viewer to discover the inescapable relationship of the inner-outer walls of my pieces. I intentionally pour copious labor into my pieces to mimic the way ivy grows on the bark of trees. The precise and deliberate construction of my work is visually persuasive.

My work lives between my intuitive home of Mexico and my rational home of the United States. I do not remember a time in my life when I did not have a compulsion to make things with my hands. Creating art is my vocation. Making guides my energy to expand our understanding of the interdependency of all living things.

My installations and sculptures relate to water and landscape, even though they are made with materials that were entirely manufactured by man.

I am concerned with the protection and preservation of our beautiful planet. Art making allows me to participate in the conversation about what kind of living things humans are. Asking questions is my compass.


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