Textile, "Marea Panel", 2007 Medium: nylon, copper Technique: plain weave with paired warps. Gift of Cristina Grajales Inc. and Jorge Lizarazo for Hechizoo. 2007-54-1.
What is this?
Handwoven black nylon and copper panel.
Why is this in our collection?
Jorge Lizarazo is the owner and founder of Hechizoo, a textile firm based in Colombia. Lizarazo originally worked as an architect, which has influenced his textiles in terms of structural clarity and use of materials. His designs also benefit from his staff, who bring with them an expertise in the rich weaving traditions of their region. He trains his staff to work with new and unusual materials that complement the often understated and basic textile structure. Man-made materials such as wire, nylon, and polyester ribbon are integrated with natural materials such as silk, agave, cumare, and penca to create contemporary but sophisticated products. In Marea, he weaves black nylon and copper to make... more