Gabrielle de la Torre: capstone

de la Torre, Gabrielle, artist
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The artist's statement: Growing up, I learned that each day was a day to celebrate. My family made every day special. They showed me that we could celebrate people, events, and stories. Within my faith life, the Catholic Church also emphasized the beauty of celebration. The Church even has a color to significantly mark each day. Inspired by their incorporation of color to symbolize a shift between liturgical seasons and every day of the year, I started to pay attention to the colors used. Throughout the year, the colors give indication of the correlated emotion, feast, and celebration. The seven colors used are white, red, rose, green, blue, purple, and black. White symbolizes joy, purity, and glory. Red represents Christ's passion and blood, Gods burning love, and martyrdom. Joy is signified through the color rose. Green signifies ordinary time. Mary and aspects of her life are indicated through the color blue. Purple represents preparation, fasting, suffering, and mercy. Black communicates death and loss. My textile work focuses on repetition, layering, color and embroidery to make cloth sentimental. I titled my show as, "On Which We Build," because the Church was literally built on people's lives, events, and stories. The pieces in this show illustrate stories through the use of symbolic color and allude to those on which mine was built. For Christ I live and create.
2016 Spring.
Colorado State University Art and Art History Department capstone project.
Capstone contains the artist's statement, a list of works, and images of works.
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