Walnut carved wood with rubber

Fernández's hand-carved wine stoppers reuse wood from her past sculptures.

Patricia Fernández

Patricia Fernández is an artist born in Burgos, Spain, who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work is about loss that permeates the transmission of memory, history, and ideas. Things that are forgotten may also be regained through the same unstable reiterative processes that allow them to fade away. Carving, rewriting, painting are all labor-intensive actions that are inherent to her practice. This work speaks to intergenerational correspondenc- es and adopted traditions that shift, slip, and alter over a single lifetime.