In memory of Estela Serafini, 1948-2009
Knowledge Tearing The Ignorance, 2001
6.75 in x 6.75 in
Mind Dazzled Before Knowledge, 2002
9 in x 6 in
Estela Serafini’s Artist Statement
Knowledge Tearing Ignorance – There are different ways of writing a personal journal; weaving this miniature tapestry was one of them for me: my own record of the apprehension and understanding of several of life’s lessons. I wanted to describe the dazzle that goes into the human mind when the subject, which is being studied and absorbed, soaks all the neurons of understanding. A luminous spasm is provoked that makes you close your eyes while you hold your breath.
Mind Dazzled before Knowledge – The different ways the mind has of wondering and developing thoughts keep my curiosity always fresh. I can image the inner “world” of my mind as a happy celebration full of fireworks when it acquires knowledge; when it can understand a subject, an idea, or a new concept. Applying later what has been learned is another joy, another type of happiness.
Geometrizing Concepts – This tapestry represents a synthesis: the circle enclosed the meeting between the mind and Knowledge; the red square is the flow of the brain’s fluid; the brown square is a representation of the tissues wrapping the brain and the white square…Knowledge!
Geometrizing Concepts, 2003
7 in x 6.5 in
Estela Serafini’s Biography
I was born in Dean Funes, province of Cordoba, Argentina. I got my Teacher’s degree in the ’60s. At the end of the ’70s and the ’80’s I was dedicated to China painting and took drawing classes at the same time. In the ’90’s I began to work with textiles in frame looms. I am living in the USA since 2001 in one of Boston’s suburbs.