I have been obsessing over the work of Peruvian Artist Ana Teresa Barboza! Her exploration on beauty and femininity is quite captivating.

Her first collection ‘Animales Familiares’ uses the human body as its focus.  Cut, ripped, or just standing still she embellishes the struggle of achieving beauty with intricate and unique stitching and embroidery techniques on canvas or plastic.

My favorite pieces from this body of work are below.  It appears that she is dealing with the idea of a second skin that needs to be applied and adorned, sometimes in a painstaking and frustrating way.  I think we all can connect in some form or another.

I encourage you to check out more of her work HERE

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Embroidery and transfer on canvas. 1 of 5 – 32 x 45 cm (2008)

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Embroidery and transfer on canvas. 2 of 5 – 32 x 45 cm (2008)

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Embroidery and transfer on canvas. 3 of 5 – 32 x 45 cm (2008)

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Embroidery and transfer on canvas. 4 of 5 – 32 x 45 cm (2008)

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Embroidery and transfer on canvas. 5 of 5 – 32 x 45 cm (2008)