The skeleton of the ocotillo stalk is a distinct artifact of the Southwestern desert and its latticework pattern is the inspiration for this wrapping necklace. Legendary for its exceptional strength and vigor, the ocotillo is an ancient resident of the rocky desert hills whose name is a Spanish derivation of the Aztec word for pine.
- Materials: Stiff leather sculptural necklace with a thick rubber cord
- Measurements: 20" rubber cord drop, leather tube drapes another 7"
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.