Álvaro Maestre Sáiz
2018 - Finalist
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 .
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.
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.