Martha Eugenia Pachon Rodriguez
The current work consists of two lines: The sculptures and pendants, mixture of human eroticism and seduction with animal nature, a mix of reality with fantasy, and the installations result of an ethnographic investigation about the travels and migrations.
The pendants and translucent installations, an intermediate between tradition and modernity are a series of majestic and symbolic robes or dresses, consisting of thousands of sheets of porcelain, made to be touched, heard and seen. Other architectural installations made for special projects are inspired by the ceilings and walls painted by Giotto in the early Renaissance.
On the other hand, the recent series of sculptures evoke the creatures of the sea floor or the life of that remains of the jungle, as well as new animal species modified by climate change and genetic intervention generated by humans.
My favorite pieces are those made slowly, over several years, as a work in progress, those that tell a story, like “Lace Route”. This work is the collection I have started in 2008 through my trips, fragments of cloths and laces very ancient. Fragments given away, bought and found, I have printed them on the porcelain, each tells the story of a person or a family. Printing on porcelain makes me feel like I have saving the pattern and its history.
I realize with patience very thin and perforated sheets, triangular fragments or needles of pigmented porcelain paste with Asian techniques as Nerikomi and Mishima. Pieces made by hand without mechanical means, only with the use of molds. For me, creating pieces is a process that represents a journey that holds a sacred dimension.