Monday, July 11, 2011

Paper artist feaured at Smithsonian Folk life festival

Colombian artist, Hernando Ruiz, was featured in this years folk life festival. Hernando was inspired by the environmental degradation he witnessed in the wetlands of Bogato, the capital of Colombia. He felt it was his duty as an artist to do something to address these problems. He founded an artistic laboratory, "Reciclarte" to investigate the artistic potential of these collected materials.
Hernando's work includes costumes, puppets handmade paper, and hand-bound books. The summer interns are depicted above visiting Hernando's stand at the folk life festival.

Suarez, Rafael. "Ante el Agotamiento de los Rescursos Naturales." Cuidadviva. June 2011: pg.4. Print.

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