Elsa María Meléndez

Elsa María Meléndez is a printmaker and creator of installations where she incorporates embroidery, stitch, and large amounts of synthetic materials. The iconography in her work shows features of the Puerto Rican idiosyncrasy and summarizes debates that respond to uncertainty faced with cultural destruction, exhaustion of human relations, the decline in public policy, and lack of gender equality. The artist employs representations of women in private and public life to develop an antithesis on judgments of the body and sexuality.