Juxtapositions (series). Mixed media (fabric, paper, ink, oil pastel, graphite, thread, free motion stitching) by Mónica Leitão Mota, mixed media and fibre artist in Canada
I draw with thread on top of layers of fabric and paper.
My work explores the relationship between transparencies and opacities and their successive, infinite number of shades, textures and colours.
I make stitched drawings using recycled fabrics collected and preserved with the only intention of cutting, layering and stitching them in a way that aims to capture light, contrast and depth.
The tactile contrasts obtained by the graphic stitched lines and the source materials that I use, like the organza, translate the essential drive and inspiration of my current artwork.