8th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial, Krosno 2014

Krosno 6El diablo detail 2Poland, August 22, 2014 to the end of 2015 – Krosno Museum of Crafts

It is a great honor to receive a Jury nomination in this Linen Biennial competition, alongside very creative and talented artists from highly textile countries.

The show will also be presented throughout Poland, including its participation within the Biennial of Small Woven Forms. It will also travel to Slovakia and Hungary until the end of 2015.

El diablo“. Hand embroidery, paper appliqué, and quilting. 54 X 40 cm. 2014

Silvia Piza-Tandlich. El Diablo. 54 X 40 cm

Silvia Piza-Tandlich. El Diablo. 54 X 40 cm

Linen was brought to Costa Rica during the Spanish conquista, and as a child it was very common to watch Mother embroider her tablecloths and napkins. She would give me remnants to entertain myself while she embroidered, and I fantasised by making dolls and puppets—one of which was the devil (“El diablo”), a mask used in the Boruka indigenous culture—all out of imported linen. Thus, the present artwork represents my childhood memories as well as the mestizo tradition still in existence: “El diablo”, which in my case is made with unfinished linen napkins from 55 years ago.

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Krosno Grand Prix 2014

Krosno Grand Prix 2014



—Silvia Piza-Tandlich