12+ YEARS OF MAKING A LIVING AS ARTISANS
Value and process of the work
ALEJANDRO VALLE CARRILLO
"I have traveled all over the American continent, and coexisted with people from many different places. I have learned many things from many artisans. Making art has become a lifestyle for me, and it is how I make a living. I have grown and matured through learning about the creation of this art, and the creation of my own techniques and style. I make art everyday, designing, assembling, and studying. I am not a conformist – I am always making new, original, and irresistible items. In addition to jewelry, I study various arts on my own – music, carpentry, lapidary, as well as literature and history. As you can see, I surround myself in culture and art, and I’m eager to be involved in more."
"Creativity has always been my backbone. I began studying music when I was a child, and have continued since. I learned photography as a teenager and went on to make documentary projects about the dignity of farmworkers in the agricultural industry. I lived in Mexico in four years, and became fluent in Spanish as well as in the craft of macramé. Now, I bring all of my creative background to offer original macramé jewelry and plant hanger designs. I also love working with leather and re-purposing materials."