Aurora Molina​

:: AGE

31

:: LOCATION

Miami, Florida, USA

:: MEDIUM

Fiber art

:: IDENTIFIES AS

multicultural womxn artist​

How do you define art?

as a gesture​ to be a cultural practitioner

What does art mean to you?

as a thread that connects society​

As a womxn, why do you think it is important to create?

As a womxn i like to create, as an artist i like to communicate​

Who or what keeps you inspired?

everything that surrounds me, inspires me, i’m a story teller at best

What has been your proudest moment as an artist/creative?

to be seen as an artist beyond thread

How do you define love?

as a private business, a negotiation, an infinite  amalgamation of souls

What is the space that you like to create in?

is cozy, full of marionettes, texture, threads, colors, sewing machines, hoops, books, ​lots of light, a view to the bay, it is a blender for my thoughts

What do you like to listen to while you create? 

Edith Piaf, Jazz, Classical Music, Spanish guitar, Ella Fitzgerald

What do you do with art that you aren’t particularly fond of? ​

Selling my own work

How do you make time to create?

make it a priority​

What’s your earliest memory of making art?

eating crayons, doodling on the wall next to my bed, scratching my mom’s architectural drafts, stitching my finger on the sewing machine when i was 9 years old, i will call of it being an interventionist​

Do you have any words of advice for young artist/creators out there?

Passion and Dedication both need to go hand in hand

Do you have any advice for people who want to create but are scared to/ doubt themselves/ haven’t created in awhile/ have competing priorities?

i will tell them to just create for themselves and enjoy being an interpreter of their own stories

Who is a fellow artist/creative who inspires you?

My students are key to challenging myself, i tell them often that they are so good that i will retire early

What do you think are some ways/one way to strengthen/celebrate the community of womxn who are artists/creatives?

I think supporting each other by curating exhibits together, or participating actively in the community, i think womxn are very private sometimes when it comes to art making, because the work tends to be more intimate

What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome as an artist/creative?

​Produce work in short periods of times, ​it is like adrenaline rushing through my fingers an onto the sewing machine, it feels exhilarating to see the results though, out of exhaustion

If you weren’t creating what would you be doing?

​ I will be an impostor​, to be able to create

How do you make it work: (financially, time-wise, motivation) to keep creating?

​I’m always seeking learning, i’m addicted to learn new things or challenge my work to digest what i have learned by in-merging myself in different cultural traditions and by working with other people. I think sharing is also part of my need to learn, i love to share knowledge and see how other people go through the “Wow” when they realized something is new and it makes sense. I often look for diversity of cultural traditions in textile on my work and i try to narrate my stories as if the thread is connecting us all. I like to think that every time i start a new series is because  i have solved an equation (series of work) and then i move onto to solve the other and so forth, like a any storyteller, artists have to move with their contemporaneity and tell stories of their time to leave a trace and thread history, more so if you are a womxn, it is us that can tell it better

Aurora, we feel very inspired by you and your way of storytelling through your fiber art. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us and especially for sharing the stories of womxn through your work.