Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo, Brazil

Curator: Gláucia Amaral

1. Scar | 2005

There was a great deal of thread leftover in this piece of buckram from my earliest experiments with embroidery. Slowly, the image of a scar that was to mark my childhood emerged from it.

  • tarlatan, cotton thread
  • 10 x f 60 cm
  • OTHER EXHIBITIONS: Galerie Caroline Vachet, Lyon, France

Photograph: Kristine Thiemann

2. Embroidering in silence | 2009–16

To make my own what I received as an inheritance—a linen tablecloth set from my parents’ wedding trousseau—, I began to cover its printwork in free embroidery that I created along with relatives and friends who contributed to the making of this work.

  • printed linen tablecloth set, free embroidery on cotton
  • variable dimensions
  • OTHER EXHIBITIONS: “Nós,” Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro e Brasília, Brazil

Photograph: Renato Bezerra de Mello