The Cottonwoods have long been associated with the Rio Grande along whose banks the tall trees flourish. They flower in the spring as the river floods its banks and their leaves come out in the heat of summer. The leaves have a unique flash and shimmer in the cool breezes that run along the life giving river.
- Materials: Leather & sterling silver findings
- Measurements: 1.5" wide x 4" long
Oropopo is a husband and wife duo. In their Albuquerque studio they combine new techniques with traditional materials to create objects inspired by Native American, classic Western, and New Mexican culture that breathe new life into American history.
Karole's professional background is in architecture and structural engineering. The Oropopo name is from her birthplace on the coast of Venezuela. Grady is a native of New Mexico, a writer, and literary editor; he has specialized in desert literature and its aesthetics. Together, they refine a narrative that associates site and culture with contemporary technology.