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Amalia Galdona Broche

236 Bolivar St
Lexington, KY 40508, U.S.A.
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Phone: 9046008724

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Living in a cultural in-between, I am interested in the relationship between nature-nurture and the way an environment can shape character and identity. Through the process of collecting, tearing, breaking, joining, weaving, knotting and assembling, I mimic my journey through life, constantly adapting to the experiences, places and people around me. I use the cyanotype photo process to capture and present, in an abstracted manner, the way in which our environment imprints onto our identity. By referencing Spanish and Afro-Cuban culture in my work, as well as the syncretizing of religious and cultural beliefs, I deal with the intricacies of the building and development of my own character.

Currently, I explore figures through form, material and surface treatment, but going forward, I plan to create pauses within the work with objects that through repetition and variety offer direct cultural references and create places of interest within the pieces. The assemblage of woven structures, discarded textiles and materials creates a rich surface texture that is further altered and transformed by the cyanotype photo process. I find this creative process to be a meditative dance of making and building, using art and craft and their history to find my own footing in the contemporary art world.