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Ana Pavez: WE WALKA Jewelry School. Selected Graduate 2018

 
Published: 19.09.2018
Ana Pavez. Necklace: Manta 1, 2018. Oxidized silver, gold, linen.. 9 x 5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Ana Pavez
Necklace: Manta 1, 2018
Oxidized silver, gold, linen.
9 x 5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Intro
Ana started her studies at WE WALKA Jewelry School as a part-time student 4 years ago (She see jewelry making as an important-serious-hobby in her life. She founded and directs a major publishing business: www.amanuta.cl During this time she has developed a mature visual language through a constant and careful process of researching about craft making as a vessel of culture and as a medium of communication in the ancestral cultures of the Andes Mountain Range Region. The series we are presenting to the award has been developed at her last year at the School (She graduated in December 2017). She has researched the meaning of textile with this ancestral context, how jewelry can define personal and social identity and how her pieces relate to the human body. She has reached to make haptic and sensitive pieces. Her interest in Textil as a “code” (specially in precolumbian Andean cultures) started very early in her life and got more profound while making a Master in Archeology at Yale University. Then back in Chile all her knowledge and questions are transformed in a very conscious and sensitive making process. She does not run or get stress out… She takes the time to listen to the materials, questions, shapes, textures and colors, infusing the materials with her energy, visions and decisions.
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