Cloth, thread, photographs, paper and paint

Closed 10.5 x 8.25 inches
Open 10.5 x 16.75 inches
Fully extended 66 inches

Ranuras was made for the exhibit, “Materias: Matter and Subject Matter” which took place at the Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa in Oaxaca, Mexico in the fall of 2015. The title translates as furrows or cracks.

Access a digital facsimile of Ranuras here
Read more about Ranura below...

While at the Burgoa, I became acquainted with a book by Flammarion translated into Spanish as Las Tierras Del Cielo, Astronomía Popular. The French original was published in 1878, and the Spanish translation in the early 20th century. It was worthy of note that the book compiles numerous illustrations of telescopes pointing up to the sky.

Ranuras has a Side A and a Side B.
The thread passes from one to the other, echoing itself.
Thread, in this book, is the breakthrough...

Access a digitized exhibition catalog of "Materias"
(bilingual, in Spanish and English) here