Remendando Mi Patria
"Mi Patria" means my country in Spanish. "Remendando," comes from the Spanish verb "Remendar" which means to mend or patch a piece of clothing to fix it.
Using this analogy, Remendando mi Patria is my visual expression which evolved from delving deeply into the disturbing political reality of Venezuela my birth country along with the emotional challenges of my own personal reality during this time.
This creative process is a path of healing and gives me the opportunity to speak out against Venezuela's corrupt regime that controls all media within the country. My hope is that my voice will be heard and felt by you the viewer.
Most fabrics used in this series, came from a small suitcase I had filled up years ago with remnants when my children were small and we lived in Venezuela. During that time, I sewed clothing, costumes for the children and quilts and curtains for our home. Pulling these pieces of fabric back out of the suitcase brought up innumerable memories from happy years that I feel are lost in a country I no longer know but I hold onto in the depths of my heart.
In a sense, this series represents a catharsis, a release of my most inner memories painted in the yellow, blue and red of Venezuela's flag and often walled off by barbed wire which is symbolic of the political actions that has created a reality without freedom.

The Red Wall I
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Pan Pastel
12" x 12" x 1.5"
CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Pan Pastel
The Red Wall II
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Pan Pastel
12" x 12" x 1.5"

CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Graphite and encaustic on Shoji paper
Forgotten Country
2014
Graphite and encaustic on Shoji paper
3 x 6 feet
CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Oil Paste, Pan Pastel
There's Nothing to Sing About
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Oil Paste, Pan Pastel
20" x 20" x 1.5"

CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink
In the Midst of the Storm
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink
12" x 12" x 1.5"
CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink
The Truth is Shining Through II
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink
12" x 12" x 1.5"

CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Pan Pastel
Lost Memories I
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Pan Pastel
20" x 20" x 1.5"
CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Pan Pastel
Lost Memories II
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Pan Pastel
20" x 20" x 1.5"

CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Conte Crayon, Pan Pastel
Lost Memories III
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink, Conte Crayon, Pan Pastel
20" x 20" x 1.5"
CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink
The Truth is Shining Through
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink
12" x 12" x 1.5"

CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink
The Truth is Shining Through II
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink
12" x 12" x 1.5"
CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink
Path to Freedom - Diptych
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Transferred Image, Ink
25" x 12"

CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Transferred Image, Ink, Oil Paste, Pan Pastel
Peace Interrupted I
2014
Encaustic, Transferred Image, Ink, Oil Paste, Pan Pastel
36" x 36" x 1.5"
CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Transferred Image, Ink, Oil Pastel, Pan Pastel
Peace Interrupted II
2014
Encaustic, Transferred Image, Ink, Oil Pastel, Pan Pastel
36" x 36" x 1.5"

CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Pigment Stick
Utopia I
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Pigment Stick
24" x 24" x 1.5"
CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Encaustic, Textiles, Pigment Stick
Utopia II
2014
Encaustic, Textiles, Pigment Stick
24" x 24" x 1.5"

CORINA.- Remendando Mi Patria Wood, chicken wire, paint, fabric strips
Remnedado Mi Patria (Interactive Installation)
2014
Wood, chicken wire, paint, fabric strips
30 x 36 inches
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