when third world war ended

Photo Embroidery

Considering the intimate link between woman and nature and nature and art, I decided to embroider the photograph of this felled and mutilated tree with the design in the form of flowers. The photograph was taken at the Hermilio Valdizán Hospital, a psychiatric facility for low-income people, where my mother was hospitalized and has received treatment for the last 20 years.

This embroidered work, gestated from the personal experience of a constant struggle in an environment marked by the fragility of mental health and environmental devastation, stands as an act of resistance, because despite its mutilation, the tree is still standing. To embroider on its wounded skin is to affirm its capacity for rebirth. It is a reminder that, even in the darkest of times, beauty can emerge as a delicate bud between the cracks of suffering.

In every stitch, in every flower, a story of perseverance resonates, in every cell of life, even in the most desolate and forgotten places. By imaginatively embroidering its flowering, the stitched threads transcend the desolation of suffering from mental illness in such precarious contexts. This is how we find the connection between human fragility and the possibility of nature's regeneration, the embroidery becomes a symbol of hope, of recovery, a declaration of the beauty that emerges from adversity and oblivion to recover, to bloom again.

It is an artwork that I linked to mental health and nature, also  named “when third world war ended” about Whitney Houston’s song and exhibited in  ‘My Love is Your Love’  linked to the meaning of this song and  edited many times thanks to all workshops I attended, like TransHumanxs in Aula School of Photography, Ecuador and Identidades en Movimiento by URGE, Argentina. 

Exhibited first time in "My love is your Love",  Every Women Biennial (EWB) in London in Copeland at Copeland Gallery, Parks and Co., where she was selected because the Embroidered  photo shows the resurgence of a body of mutilated nature, as an analogy to the own battles in which each individual is involved individually, the image was taken in the Mental Sanatorium Hermilio Valdizan, Lima, Peru.