WISDOM & NATURE – CHRISTIES LONDON BY LE CIEL FOUNDATION
Woven Paper From Old Maps 180 x 150 x 10 cm.
Executed in 2019 Unique
“There is a need to return to traditional culture, to relate in a more respectful way with nature, to focus on sustainable projects that aspire to a certain degree of transcendence”.
Catalina Swinburn’s work attempts to reconcile different doctrines in a process of transculturalization and miscegenation, the union of the sacred and the secular. Previously used in rituals, her new series of woven paper works carry a spiritual history and resemble stitches of memory that remain; reflecting on catastrophes around the world where cultural sites are displaced or destroyed. Regenerating these narratives articulates a sense of urgency and a mode of resistance as we face a moment in time where established concepts come into question.