Inspiration, Impulse, Fiber – The materials of Miki’s works include traditional and non-traditional components, like cotton, silk, milgritos (Mexican charms), plastic and paper towels. Additionally, she considers common and uncommon techniques such as free motion stitching, embroidery, drilling and knotting.
A cultural symbol and the intensity of heat in South Texas are a part of my borderland experience. I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas and although I live in San Antonio now, Laredo and my culture are still integral slices of my work. As I process my past and present experiences with materials in my studio, I am able to “see” my identity as a Hispanic woman and still tell my visual story of life today.
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