Symmetrical mono print paint in a sketchbook.
Tree Fern 2020 Acrylic paint on sketchbook 6” x 4”
Flat hanging crocheted symmetrical sculpture in thick red/yellow/beige yarn.
Birds of Paradise 2020 Yarn https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d5-6Sy7OpTaFDy-RHl0PhF4C4Ph0tt3O
Flat hanging crocheted symmetrical sculpture in thick vanilla yarn
Mangrove 2020 Yarn 3 ft x 2.5 ft
Flat hanging crocheted symmetrical sculpture in thick green/blue yarn.
Iguaca 2020 Yarn 2 ft x 2.5 ft
Flat hanging crocheted symmetrical sculpture in thick fuschia/light purple/dark purple/blue yarn.
Hibiscus 2020 Yarn 2.5 ft x 3 ft
Statement

Alejandra DeJesus Pinto is a Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist. Her work reflects themes of homesickness, memory, and belonging and her use of media varies widely. Pattern, color, and symmetry are key factors in her art and most recent body of work, Cuando las Flores Eran Gigantes (“When the Flowers Were Giants”). This series, inspired by imagined forms created through symmetrical mono prints, takes its final form as colorful hanging crochet sculptures. The series is an exploration of how colors and shapes from our earliest memories can be funneled into new creative outlets. Multiple replications of the imagery into different sizes creates new versions of these beloved shapes. The final installation for this work would have seen the sculptures mounted on the wall and the artist sketches on display.