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Letter - Pedacitos de Desespero by Miriam Londoño

Letter – Pedacitos de Desespero by Miriam Londono
Collage made of loose sentences based on a letter written by Ingrid Betancourt during her captivity in the Colombian jungle. The collage represents linguistic chaos: words seem to sink into the gaps existing between them and the shadows projected on the wall, making the texts impossible to read in its totality. This chaos becomes a metaphor of the dimension of the pain of those who unjustly lost their freedom.
(Image © Miriam Londoño)

Miriam Londoño’s work at first reminded me a little of Annie Vought’s ‘Paper Cut Letters’, but when I investigated a little further it became clear that was only because they share a love of working in paper.

Miriam Londoño studied art at the Antioquia University in Medellin, Colombia, and at the Arts Academy in Florence, Italy. In recent years she has experimented a great deal with paper fibres, developing a personal technique to write and draw with paper as if it were ink.

Textile and writing have been Miriam’s sources of inspiration: textile as the underlying structure of things, and writing as a textile created by the continuous interlacing of words.

Much of her work focuses on visual texts where words rather than written on paper are themselves made ​​of paper: see-through structures made up of lines in space, allowing light to filter through and shadows to emerge.

Her work is elegant. It is easy to see why she has achieved such success.

Entangled Names by Miriam Londoño

Entangled Names by Miriam Londoño
Based on people’s names, which look like autographs.
(Image © Miriam Londoño)

Head by Miriam Londoño

Head by Miriam Londoño
(Image © Miriam Londoño)

Reading Myslef by Miriam Londoño

Reading myself by Miriam Londoño
(Image © Miriam Londoño)

Monologue by Miriam Londoño

Monologue by Miriam Londoño
(Image © Miriam Londoño)

Mother by Miriam Londoño

Mother by Miriam Londoño
(Image © Miriam Londoño)

If you would like to learn about Miriam Londoño and her work, her website is worth a visit. You can also find out where she is exhibiting. She even runs workshops! Check out more here.

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