Friday, July 20, 2012

S.F International Folk Art Market: Yarn Painting

This is Mariano Valadez Navarro and he specializes in Huichol - Wixarika Yarn Paintings. As you can see I shot this as he was working on a new painting. In fact he was busy working to finish this piece because it was already sold. Wishing everyone a very happy Friday and a great weekend.

28 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Seems to be extremely intricate and painstaking work - makes you feel ashamed to simply press the shutter release to get results!

Stefan Jansson said...

Very impressive. I could never do that.

Kathy said...

This is a new art form for me. I'm afraid I'm lacking in patience for something this intricate so I'll just have to admire the talent of those who have that patience!

Lowell said...

Now that takes fantastic skill and very steady hands. Beautiful!

Halcyon said...

Truly beautiful! Doesn't look easy either. :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I wonder how many hours he has in that piece. Maybe it would be easier to express in days.

Judy said...

This is a nice shot of an artist at work.

Traveling Hawk said...

An interesting art. Firstly, I thought it is sandpainting but the colors are not so vivid in that case.

Sharon said...

Amazingly beautiful and intricate work.

TexWisGirl said...

oh my goodness! looks incredibly precise!

Tanya said...

i've never heard of yarn painting...beautiful work!

Marty said...

beautiful work ! it's nice that you give the name of all the artists you meet !
have a happy weekend randy

Magpie said...

Wow! This is nothing like the yarn art I did in elementary school! Very intricate and so beautiful. Yes, Happy Friday!! Off to Strawberry again...I'll try and bear up under the responsibility. :) Hope we get some rain.

VP said...

Patience and craftsmanship for an amazing work...

RedPat said...

Wow - such skill! And the colours.

parker said...

Good study of the artist creating his work. Would love to have this colorful piece hanging next to my Navajo sand painting!

Jack said...

What a blend of talent and patience.

Deborah said...

great capture Randy!

Tiago Braga said...

fantastic culture, amazing details, peoples and lives!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful design.

Thérèse said...

Histories in textiles! How great!
It looks like sand painting but this kind of art stays for ever.

Michaele said...

I WANT ONE! So unique and vivid!

Adele said...

Beautiful! I've never seen this being done.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous colours in this piece of art Randy, someone is very lucky!

JM said...

Fantastic capture!

lifeisaroadtrip said...

That looks like amazing and detailed work.

Kate said...

I have some Hoichol masks and embroidery that i bought in Mexico. Beautiful work, isn't it??

AJEYA RAO said...

Beautiful indeed. where is he from?