Álvaro Maestre Sáiz
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Álvaro Maestre Sáiz

COUNTRY
Spain

CATEGORY
B

EDITION
2018 - Finalist

Alma

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK

My collection -ALMA- consists on 3 accesories ( The Creation, The Cathedral, The Secret), designed to represent the potential of art and craftmanship in a piece that you shall take with you everywhere you go. The ancestral art of leatherwork and sculpture blended in a single leather piece .

INSPIRATION

The starting point of ALMA collection is the experimentation with leather, the research of different leatherwork techniques along with the art of sculpture, by representing the artisans’ most outstanding tool: the hands. Inspired by artists such as Miguel Angel Buonarroti and Auguste Rodin, father of modern sculputure.

MATERIALS USED

Main materials: vegetable tanned leather, mieral tanned leather, textiles and hardware. Other materials: glass fibre, plaster, alginate, clay, carton, contact adhesive, spun yarn for machine sewing and wax coated thread for hand stitching.