Fiber Art
Elisa Ortega Montilla Fiber Art Reclaimed textiles
Visceras
2017
Reclaimed textiles
Elisa Ortega Montilla Fiber Art Reclaimed textiles
Map of Shadows 1
2019
Reclaimed textiles
Elisa Ortega Montilla Fiber Art Reclaimed textiles
Map of Shadows 1
2019
Reclaimed textiles
Elisa Ortega Montilla Fiber Art Reclaimed textiles
Map of Shadows 2
2018 - 2019
Reclaimed textiles
Elisa Ortega Montilla Fiber Art Reclaimed textiles
Detail - Map of Shadows
2018
Reclaimed textiles
Elisa Ortega Montilla Fiber Art Second-hand bedsheets, wire and pine
Reiteration Number 4
2019
Second-hand bedsheets, wire and pine
Elisa Ortega Montilla Fiber Art Reclaimed textiles and pine
El Nudo
2017
Reclaimed textiles and pine
Elisa Ortega Montilla Fiber Art Reclaimed textiles and pine
El Nudo
2017
Reclaimed textiles and pine
Elisa Ortega Montilla Fiber Art Reclaimed textiles and pine
Soft Gravity
2018
Reclaimed textiles and pine

My process involves collecting second hand clothing and fabrics, cutting them up or tearing them into strips, knotting, and sewing them to create irregular and imperfect rope-like shapes. 

With my art I explore themes of memory, transformation, female identity and legacy, adaptation, through color sensations and symbolism, volume and heaviness, suspension and tension and through all the repeated hand gestures that connect me with the intimate female process of the handmade. 
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