Diana Guerrero-Maciá

Region: Midwest

Craft is a form of conscientiousness. For me, the verbing of craft has always been a way to refute the either/or binaries that have circulated in culture. Using collage as a system to put together crafted material forms bearing an array of cultural references, I acknowledge that my work questions its own mythology and history. I reference the sampling of the database, the structural forms of modernism, grand narratives of romanticism, and the pictorial space of medieval works. I accept and take pleasure in the overlapping histories of textiles, design, and painting without prioritizing one over another, allowing for a contemporary selfleveling of these histories. I am interested in how craft blurs the edges of these worlds of art that I occupy and allows the specific languages of each to act as an element in the dialects of a shared visual language.