Virginia Romo Illustration


This is the blog where Virginia Romo posts her latest illustrations, projects and impressions.

gomas de pelo

"Goma de pelo" is Spanish for hair tie and the name of a collection of drawings I am showing at gomasdepelo.

The story to these drawings is that since one year ago I find a hair tie lying in the street almost every day. After a while I started taking pictures of them, just because I found it funny. And then, as I saw a hair tie waiting for me in the very middle of the floor of the gallery during the vernissage of "Stuttgart illustriert", I knew that I had to make drawings out of those photos. A completely nonsense project but an amusing one.

Some days I find more than one hair tie, like that day when I found one while I was standing at the traffic light waiting to cross the street and another one when I got to the other side of the road. I made two mermaids at two different harbors out of those pictures. You can see in the title of the post the date and hour where I found my little discoveries.

Too bad that I did not start taking pictures from the beginning and a pity too for all those hair ties I could not photograph because it was the wrong moment or I did not have a camera with me. But there are still enough little gummy rings in my collection, and it grows everyday. Hope to see you at gomasdepelo.