The Calma cloth is hand embroidery made during the lockdown by the Covid-19. It belongs to the Pandemic Series along with Cloth MELIFERA and Cloth KRAKATOA
Inspiration comes from nature, and from the uncertainty generated by crises. It is a need to document the transformation of our reality through art.
My landscape for two months was a space on the Catalan Costa Brava. Calma is a slow embroidery that records the changes of nature free of human intervention. You can feel the wind, the movement of the sea, the change of light and the growth of flowers for the arrival of spring. Life in contemplation.
As a canvas I used a kitchen towel to emphasize the return to the domestic. Taking care of the intimate and private space.
The kitchen is the place where we please one of the primary needs: eat. To illustrate psychoanalysis, the kitchen symbolizes the place of alchemical or psychic transformations, that is, a moment of inner evolution.
Cooking and embroidery are both feminine symbols, with the sense of refuge, protection.
Embroidering by hand is creating new forms. To embroider is to give life, everything happens as if a mysterious shape translates a simple and universal language. On the whole, it is a story about the development of the days and the chain of acts.
The Calma cloth is hand embroidery slow and positive. It places us in an assertive place with nature, our dimension is ephemeral and it is eternal.
The Calma cloth is a unique piece.