Category Archives: Handcraft

March 4th, 2014

The Happy NOT Story

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The shortest story I’ve ever read. Restaurants can be boring for kids and more when your parents are chatting about adults stuff with their friends. But this 5 year old little girl shows us that there’s no limit to creativity. A napkin, a pen and imagination! She’s a genius, even if the ending of the story was kind of tragic.

 
October 1st, 2012

Japanese technique

 

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I made this during the Japan Week in Valencia

 
December 28th, 2011

Exhibition: Antropoides y Pajarracos

 

It feels great coming back to my home city for Christmas. Meeting new family members, reconnecting with old friends, loads of food, getting some sun teint back,  chatting with my folks and attending especial events like this one. The first art exhibition of my old good friend Anita, artist and illustator from Tarmokas. A collection of a total of 15 paintings based on wooden frame painted with acrylic enamel. Congratulations for this delicate and unique artwork!

 

 
Posted in Design, Handcraft
December 5th, 2011

H499Y 8IRTHD4Y F3MK3

I’m experiencing a paper and handcraft adiction. This time I made this birthday card for my friend Femke.

I recently posted about thrown Braille books I found in the street. I still have lots of ideas in my head of what to do with all the material I collected. But this particular situation, I used one of the pages of these books for the cover of the card and green paper for the pop out or how I prefer to call it Kirigami. This piece of paper was taken from the songbook of Robert Schumann, Piano Quintet, op.44.

Femke’s a person that loves bright colors and green suits her very much. Green means: nature, hope, life… It also means learning, growth and harmony.  And she loves healthy food and green vegetables!

The text was clear: Happy Birthday Femke. I played replacing some letters with numbers and voilá! This is the result.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Posted in Design, Handcraft, Paper
December 2nd, 2011

DEATH MATTERS Exhibition

“We hardly know what life is, how can we hope to understand death?” Confucius

Every day approximately 155,000 people die worldwide. Death is unavoidable, an inevitable part of life. Whether it’s our own or the death of anyone around us. What role does the inevitable death play in our lives? And do we need new rituals?

 

 

I recently visited this exhibition called Dood en Leeft (Death Matters) in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam. The aim is to shown how different people deal with death worldwide. You can emulate stories and experiences. Decide for yourself how you want to say farewell or how you want to grieve and remember.

I highly recommend this exhibition because it broaden my perception of what is the meaning of death in different cultures and religions. Depending on your beliefs  and the side of the world you were born, your soul will be taken by god, your body will be exposed for days until burial or socially accepted or will be eaten by vultures… I’m still shocked from some images and videos I saw. For those who won’t be able to visit it I took some pictures of what impressed me the most from the visual point of view.

 

GHANA, CUSTOMISED COFFIN

Coffin of an unknown person apparently related to Ghana Airways.

 

 

GANHA, ANNOUNCEMENT AND MEMORIAL

These days the laying-out and funeral are announced in the city in posters, sometimes even on billboards. On the actual day, some families distribute T-shirts or other objects showing a portrait of the deceased, to wear and keep as a tangible memento of the person.

 

 

 

CHINA, OFFERINGS FOR THE DECEASED

Apparently chinese people give simbolic offerings to their deceased ones made out of paper such as: money, clothes, shoes, electronic appliances, iphones.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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