Textil diseñado por Mitocondria y música producida por Braulio Lam. La imagen bordada con chaquiras representa la reunión de dos almas, un eclipse jaguar.



This piece is a collaboration between designer Isa Guadalupe Medina, artist Mischka Ippolita and musician Braulio Lam.

The background fabric is made of linen, and the image is a representation of the microscopic structure of Linum usitatissimum (the linen plant) in which the Artist tries to evidentiate the complexity of the material by showing another level of perception of this material. Linen is considered a very noble material, environmentally friendly and sustainable. By making linen clothes, the Industry doesn’t poison de land. This piece of textile is early stage of making clothes an art, making wearable art, and most importantly, making new clothing with a sustainable method and material

The textile reveals a hand beaded image of two blue jaguars in front of an orange beaded sun, a “Jaguar Eclipse". The jaguars represent the reuinon of two souls and pain, a pain of impermanence, of an ephemeral life; the souls of the ones we have lost, relationships that have fallen apart, injustices that keep continue to happen, animals in the brink of extinction, and all the other losses of life.

The respect for this powerful creature was lost when they began to be hunted for their skin. Society has lost the connection with nature, it has been devalued. The jaguar corridor throughout the American continent is being obstructed with hunting and walls that are being constructed.

The beaded work also reference the microscopic structure used by artist Mischka Ippolita, Musician Braulio Lam was introduced to create music that would resonate with the process and significance of the piece.

lino y chaquira de vidrio
Gracias infinitas a Braulio y Andrea.

San Diego Mesa Art Gallery Exhibition Ivitation
San Diego 2021




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︎︎︎Jan.13- Apr.29 2024 “Baja SIlvestre” Group Exhibition
Oceanside Museum of Art - OMA West Gallery at The Seabird Hotel

Opening Reception: January 31, 2024   6-8 pm
101 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054, United States

Ciudad de México:

Los Cabos:

San Diego:
Mingei Museum

San Francisco:
The Perish Trust

Flor del Norte





My name is Isa Guadalupe Medina and I am a designer and artist based in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. My work focuses on the intricacy and detail that is reflected from nature and my roots. The different motifs I create are inspired by feelings that emerge from the rare beauty and constant change of nature. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. Since then I have been focusing on creating hand-beaded and woven pieces that explore movement and transcendence of time in relation to the human body/experience.

Artist Statement

Through the years of creating and appreciating art, I realized that what I liked most about it was the process and time it took to create something. When I see a piece of art I wonder about the time, work and thought behind it. It is not just about making something beautiful or interesting but how it makes me feel and how much of my heart goes into it. I learned that loss is something that we all have to deal with at one point in our lives and we have to accept the inevitable. I began to explore with the unpredictable; dissolving materials, garments coming apart, transforming, playing around with the thought that nothing lasts forever, everything is transient. Change and transformation is what I want to explore more through my designs. The excitement and, yet, sadness of watching your creation come apart is what life is all about, constant change.

This is only the beginning of my exploration, the unpredictability of change.

- Isa Guadalupe Medina

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