Chile-based artist María Aparicio Puentes performs interventions on photographs by embroidering colorful thread over the images. Sometimes the artist works with found images from Flickr, sometimes with images from collaborations with other photographers. Puentes has a special eye for discerning the connections between people as well as between a person and an object. Once relationships are apparent to her, she visualizes their energy through embroidered thread.
In an interview with Honk! Magazine, the artist said “For me, this image has certain geometric patterns, sequences and elements that in my mind, are asking to be connected. There are many incredible and beautiful images but, most of the time, I found quite difficult to find that relation of elements in it and what I’m doing, in those cases I prefer not to intervene them in order to not force or impose something because if that happen that will bother me a lot. I think that the works that I have liked the most, have been those where the points of origin really answer to the elements that I find in the image and the connections are enough evident. Those where the connections between dots are absolutely clear , and where I don’t have to make up anything.”