Personal embroidery, ink, colored pencil and water color on paper.
9 3/4″ x 14″
Signature on back
Cortés’ artworks, such as “The Harvest of Empire”, are organic and improvisational constructions that are infused with hope and renewal. The hand-crafted artworks are poetically and intricately crafted, creating an intimate repository for the individual and collective memory and implement the human body as a symbol and expression of nature, vulnerability and power. The work encourages viewers to reconsider social and historical narratives especially when dealing with the aftermath of Colonialism and raises critical questions about the politics of erasure and exclusion.