Cuando las memorias mueren, los sueños nacen
The piece is about dreaming in an awakened state – a moment that’s not 100% conscious, but not completely unconscious. “How I normally work, even for drawings for the installations, there is an initial idea, but there is also a lot of gut feeling, it’s very instinctual,” says Tinajero.
The head is a little bit of a self-portrait as she tries to express her personal experience. The clouds, the environment, and the foliage reference the soul, the spiritual connection that humans have to nature. There are a lot of signs that are symbolic, so the viewer can create his or her own interpretation.
“I give you some hints – go from there” – Tinajero.
Patricia Tinajero is a dual citizen of Ecuador and Boulder, CO. She has exhibited Internationally and has received numerous awards including 1st Place at 2003 Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver 10+10 Colorado Biennale for her installation entitled “Virga”. She has completed several artist residencies, most recently at the Sculpture Space in Utica New York. Several of her projects have been supported by grants, most notably for work on “Carry On: Homeless Project” 2002-2004 supported, in part, by Boulder Arts Commission, and Arts Alive.