Sarah Zapata’s (@sylk_z
) expansive wall textile, “Siempre X,” takes cues from the #arpilleras
sewn by Chilean women during Pinochet’s dictatorship for on 1974-1990. Catholic Churches throughout Chile organized workshops and provided materials such as clothes, bits of burlap, flour bags, bed sheets, and other household fabrics that could be transformed into pictorial devices used for protesting and mourning.
Zapata’s arpillera similarly incorporates a range of materials including denim, plastics, yarn, hand woven cloth, and hair.