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Sculptural paper artworks inspired by Mexican traditions with Humberto Spindola

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Take an experimental approach to making decorative or sculptural objects working with fine tissue 'silk' paper inspired by Mexican paper arts and traditions. Learn to mix your own paints with organic materials to add colour to your silk paper, then cut, wrinkle, or fold to manipulate these papers for your projects, taking inspiration from the Mexican Day of the Dead character of La Catrina. Further ideas include making mobiles with paper feathers, pop-up sculptures with paper fans or any other project from your own imagination.


Humberto Spindola

Humberto Spindola creates paper fine art works. Working from Mexican traditions of paper work craftmanship he has evolved these into an artform. He translates his skills to contemporary art by making large installations, always looking to find new possibilities to the weakness and strength of his material of choice. His main solo shows are at important Mexican cities museums. Collected by the British Museum in London, Paper Museum in Basel, Design Museum in Helsinki. He won First Prize at Praga Cuadrienale of Costume Design for his Vivaldi's Motezuma opera in Heidelberg.


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