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Âmago by Domingos Tótora

Sculpture  /  Abstract   Conceptual
Published: 11.02.2022
Domingos Tótora
Sculpture
Âmago
2019
Recycled cardboard with natural earth pigment.
23 x 30 x 85 cm
Selected Finalist at the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.

This sculptural piece demonstrates a long-term commitment to sustainability and is deeply rooted in Tótora‘s own community in Brazil, harking back to a local tradition of building houses using mud and   water. The vessel has been created using a new material of Tótora’s own invention which he developed by combining discarded cardboard waste with water to create a pulp that is then dried under the sun. The earthy tones and rough texture of the vessel’s surface lends the piece an ambiguity and tactility that is hard to pinpoint, somewhere between cork, wood and ceramic.
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