SEW AWESOME STUDIO
2925 Salzedo St, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Behind the Action
The Red String of Japan is a myth that explains human relations and how people are all predestined to meet by a red string that the gods tie to the pinky fingers of those who find each other in life. The myth states that a string will lead them to other persons with whom they will make history. Fiber artists Aurora Molina, Evelyn Politzer, and Alina Rodriguez-Rojo are kin spirits in textiles whose paths have become entangled in this conductive red string.
The Coronavirus 19 paradoxes at play brought the three artists together in organizing socially engaged virtual workshops that united people using the healing power of thread-based work. During the months of confinement, quarantine, and the time our city was closed, several artists gathered online to console each other and reconnect. The group formed a link through daily embroidery, weaving, and recyclable materials workshops. This daily communion was the impetus or the ultimate trigger for Molina, Politzer, and Rojo to mobilize and create FAMA. Fiber Artists-Miami Association (FAMA) is an artist-initiated group that educates, advances, and elevates textile traditions and contemporary fiber techniques.
Forging FAMA was our way of resisting the pandemic and staying positive at a time of devastation, states Rojo. The idea for FAMA was an intuit conception when Rojo and Politzer simultaneously reached out to Molina with the same concept for an artist initiative. In three months, FAMA held its first exhibition at The CAMP in Miami with 40 artists, most of whom are women and ranging from eleven different nationalities. 40 Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse was curated by The CAMP Gallery owner Melanie Prapopoulos and her staff. FAMA hopes to surpass the 100 member mark by its first anniversary in July 2021.