Georgeta Fondos



My work revolves around ideas of transformation and change. I create evocative sculptural organic forms by scorching raw synthetic fabrics. I use the flame to ‘draw’, ‘weave’, and ‘sculpt’ the surface of fabric, transforming it into a myriad of dream-like sculptural forms and textures. The elegant and fragile forms are contrasted by their meaning and formation – they speak about pain, transformation,
and loss at the levels of human condition.

The scorching process has become my own form of alchemy; I have been the witness of a mysterious alteration of an inexpensive and non-durable material like fabric. The delicately scorched forms meld their individual voices into complementary and unified visuals that delight the eye and invite to contemplate on human emotions, sentiments, and memories.