Rosas is a project that was completed in the span of a year, from October 13, 2019 to October 12, 2020. The piece measures 6 'x 5' (183 x 152 cm) and consists of hundreds of small red and white flowers, of different tonal values and sizes. At the beginning of this project, I embroidered 10 flowers each day, which represented the statistics of feminicide in Mexico during 2019. But, due to the self-isolation and quarantine measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic violence and feminicide cases rose alarmingly to 11 women murdered daily. Therefore, by the end of this piece, I embroidered an approximate total of 3,855 roses.
On the one hand, the aim of the project is to serve as a visual reminder of the systematic and widespread violence that prevails in Mexico, since it’s easier to process such large numbers through an aesthetic experience. On the other hand, it is a way to commemorate all of our friends, sisters, daughters, and mothers, whose lives were tragically cut short.