The five objects Fabiola chose for this interview reflect her desire and ability to repurpose old technology into new materials for her practice. From the VHS tape and the typewriter ribbon she weaves, to the legos and hamster wheels she playfully imbues with deeper meanings, each object is transformed from it’s status as bygone, into a way to contemplate the objects former purposes, and their new iterations.

Fabiola writes:

“I create objects that respond to systems that want to keep us under control or within certain limits.  By building metaphors that explore the caging relationship we have with the natural world, I explore the impossibility of our superiority to nature.  Art is my way of translating between the disposable synthetic world, and the cyclical natural world.  I use hi-tech residue to question the sustainability of a society based on consumption.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio:

Fabiola is a multi-media Mexican American artist living and working in Bethesda, MD. She has exhibited extensively and most recently at the Arlington Arts Center and The District of Columbia Arts Center.

She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently working on her Masters in Urban Planning at Georgetown University. She is a proud mom of two kids and is the program advisor to The Studio Visit. You can see more of her work here: www.fabiola.com.mx

Studio photos by Isabel Manalo

Art photos courtesy of Fabiola A. Yurcisin

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