Copyright 2019  Karla Michell García All Rights Reserved.

Artist Statement

In "Uncertain Ground," I explore memories from a time of personal change and cultural adjustment. The artworks are about my concept of home, growing up in the border cities of Juarez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. This body of work is an interpretation of my memories from that time, when the only constants in my life were my sense of home and the common landscape on both sides of the border.


In this exhibition, I displayed an interdisciplinary body of work made with a combination of traditional handwork and digital fabrication. I selected corn husks as my main material to create artworks because they connect to my Mexican identity in a time of uncertainty while resettling in a new place.

The exhibition was on display February 20 through February 23, 2019.

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Shadows of home

2019. Laser etched slides projected through a Kodak carousel 850H onto corn husk paper on plywood, gesso.

Table: Maple wood and galvanized steel pipes.

Unorthodox

2019. Charred corn husks.
4 ft x 9 ft

Landscapes by bus

Laser etched corn husks.

4 ft x 20 ft. 

Recollection of moments

2019. Ceramic, clay, corn husk paper, wire, graphite.

Light

2019. Lamp, corn husk paper, gesso, graphite.