Art Gallery > PAPER DOLL SERIES (CUCAS)

"For my little Andrea: May you never feel trapped"
Mixed Media:Drawings by my daughter Andrea and her left foot-print transferred to a plate and etched. Sewing machine and hand embroidery, stitching. Color xerox-copy of an old photograph, red willow, wire, thread and a milagro (charm).
10.5 x 15 x 2.75
1999
"Untitled # III"
Mixed Media: Images printed on tea bags using Vandykes and also on veneer and paper utilizing Cyanotypes. Found bark tree, buttons. Hand sewing and stitching.
9.5 x 12 x 2.75 in.
2000
"Untitled # IV"
Mixed Media: Paper and veneer printed with Vandykes, crocheted skirt, lace paper, color-xerox copy of an old photograph. Hand stitching and sewing.
12 x 8 x 2.75
2000
"Untitled # V"
Mixed Media: Handmade paper, color xerox-copy of an old photo-graph, thread, reeds, a milagro (charm). Sewing machine and hand embroidery, hand stitching.
15 x 10 x 2.75
1998
"Tide"
Mixed Media:Serigraphy in the background, Cyanotypes and Vandykes printed on paper, veneer, crochet, a milagro (charm), silk thread. Sewing machine embroidery, hand sewing and stitching.
10 6/8 x 16 x 2.75
2001
"Behind what is seen"
Mixed Media: Paper, book pages, silk thread, wire, color xerox-copy of an old photograph. Vandyke printing, machine sewing and hand stitching.
17.5 x 12 x 2.75
1998
"Niña de Chiapas"
Mixed Media: Vandykes printed on veneer, cyanotypes printed on cheese cloth. Paper, thread, old positive paper photograph, worry doll. Machine sewing and hand stitching.
17.5 x 10 x 2.75
1998
Tissue paper, crochet samples, Cuban cigarette wrappings, color xerox-copy of an old photograph, thread. Hand embroidery and stitching.
Mixed Media: Tissue paper, crochet samples, Cuban cigarette wrappings, color xerox-copy of an old photograph. Hand sewing and stitching.
9.5 x 12 x 2.75
"Untitled I"
Mixed Media: Mexican bark paper, veneer, thread, milagros. Hand stitching, machine embroidery. Cyanotypes on veneer and paper.
21 x 10 1/8 x 2.75
1998
"Burka"
Mixed Media: Handmade papers, photographs, acetate film printed on with arab writing, stained tea bag.Thread. Hand sewing and stitching.
9 3/8 x 15 2/8 x 2.75
2000
Mixed Media assemblage
Mixed Media: Paper, bark from a coconut tree, a milagro (charm), a white moth, piece of a decorative ceramic tile, thread and wire. Cyanotypes and Vandykes printed on paper, sewing machine embroidery, hand stitching, and embossing.
11 2/8 x17 x 2.75
1999
"La Virgen del Choclo"
Mixed Media: Vandykes (brown printing) and Cyanotypes (blue printing) on paper. Thread, waxed linen, milagros (charms). Embroidery, machine sewing and hand stitching.
13 x 13 x 2.75
1998
"Three Hearts"
Mixed Media: Handmade paper, cloth, crochet, inherited objects from my maternal grandmother, natural hair, silk thread, ribbon. Hand sewing, stitching and embroidery
10.5 x 12 x 2.75
2001
"Take a Closer Look"
Mixed Media: Handmade paper, wire mesh, color xerox-copy of an old photograph, positive image on film, laced beads, lace and beads. Hand sewing and stitching.
9.5 x 12 x 2.75
2001
"Little Princess"
Mixed Media: Handmade paper, old woodcut prints, milagros (charms), knitted wire, color photograph, silk thread. Sewing, embroidery.
8 7/8 x 9 1/8 x 2.75
2001
"If I only had Wings"
Mixed Media: Paper, thread, copy of an old photograph, page of an old book, a milagro (charm). Woodcuts, machine embroidery, sewing and hand stitching.
12 x 16.5 x 2.75
2001
"Innocence"
Mixed Media: Handmade paper, reeds, fabric, found metals, metallic thread. Knitted wire, Polaroid transfer, machine stitching, hand embroidery.
10 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 2 3/4
2001
"Rhythms"
Mixed Media: Lithography, wood type,
12 x 15.5 x 2.75
2004
Mixed Media, soft sculpture
Mixed Media: Cyanotypes and Vandykes printed on paper and veneer, handmade paper, Polaroid transfers on empty tea bags and paper, found objects, silk and cotton thread. Sewing machine and hand embroidery,stitching.
12 x 15.5 x 2.75
2001

The Cucas/Paper Doll Series confront feelings of vulnerability, rage,