Captured by the possibility of creating forms with only one thread, Alejandra started to knit when at the age of 11 years old. When I was in high school I realized I wanted to be an artist, and it was sculpture that caught my attention. I found I could mix two passions: textile with three dimensional art.
In Bhagavati the Divine Mother, Alejandra wishes to represent the order of life, the possibility of equal balance between humans and nature. She would like to touch on how our existence affects our environment, and how through awareness and connection with nature we can consider and approach drastic changes in our ways of acting in the world.
Alejandra’s studio is located in the heart of Mexico City, and her neighborhood is called La Obrera which translated is “The Worker”. At the beginning of the 20th century, big fabric factories were established there, bringing workers along with it. With 1985 earthquake and crisis of deplorable working conditions for factory workers, most of the neighborhood and the people disappeared. The government rebuilt the city in some places, but those big buildings that once were factories are still in ruins. For Alejandra it is fascinating to walk the streets and see these abandoned places, intimately, as monuments to local history.
The studio tools that she could not live without are a Mototool, (Dremel), and a crochet hook.