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Reply to a Valentines | 2021

Emboss, hand-made perforations and serigraphy on Hahnemühle paper 300 gr.

9.5 x 6.2 in. (card opened: 9.5 x 12.5 in.) | 24 x 16 cm. (card opened 24 x 32 cm.)

Edition : 17 Exemplare, numbered, signed and dated

Fundació Miró Mallorca Collection

    ‘Reply to a Valentines’ is an autobiographical work that responds to a personal situation with my current partner. It is a reply that express the doubts and uncertainties related with the sharing life together.

    The cover of the card depicts a labyrinth as a metaphor for life and although here it is presented as a lace emboss, with its positive connotations, it is still a labyrinth in its structure and therefore full of contradictory paths, where one can easily feel desperate and lost.

    This work has been inspired by the collection of Victorian paper lace valentines cards at the Wardown House Museum in Luton (Bedfordshire), to which I had access at the beginning of November 2021.

    The exemplar 1 of 17 of this work remains now at the Fundació Miró Mallorca’s collection.