FASA May General Meeting: Monday, June 11, 2018 – 10:00-Noon
San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
About the artist, Alejandrina Cue
I was born in Cardenas, Cuba, a city of bikes, carriages and crabs.
My home town is surrounded and bathed by the divine Bay of Cardenas.
I come from humble origins. And I am unique in that I have three mothers, my biological mother and her twin sisters, who had no children of their own.
All three loved to sew, they were magicians at making clothes. They delighted in updating anything that came their way.
From a very young age, my life was submerged in textile trimmings and threads that covered the floor I crawled on. I experienced colors and textures sprawled-out like a painter’s palette.
Happiness, sadness, success, failure, nostalgia, fear, sweet and bitter, ugly and beautiful, everything leaves a mark…holes, seams, borders, unions, rips and finally patches. Patches symbolize improved and restored lives.
My work uses this symbolism, remaking oneself day after day.
Textiles are an inseparable part of humanity. Their restorative nature softens and warms our daily lives and protect us.
I use fiber materials because they resemble human feelings, soft, subtle, transparent, shiny and rustic. I write and illustrate my words to further express myself and I deeply enjoy artisan techniques because they balance me. I am transported to that marvelous world where mind, body and spirit are profoundly connected.
Alejandrina Cue Curriculum Vitae:
For more information on the artist, visit her website: http://www.alejandrinacue.com