Museo Del Oro

Exploring concepts for new prints, and I keep thinking about Colombian gold. Specifically pre-Hispanic gold - which with my Colombian lineage also has great appeal as I explore personal cultural and aesthetics roots in my designs. Then I remembered that I did visit a gold museum in Colombia when I was little and found a picture! We all look a bit done for the day! Anyway - excited to pull some ideas from this...

 Gold Museum, Bogotá, Colombia -  me, my dad and my cousin Andres. 1980's. 

Gold Museum, Bogotá, Colombia -  me, my dad and my cousin Andres. 1980's. 

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 Bird-shaped breastplate from Colombia's Nariño Region. Hammered into its current shape, it dates back to the Late Nariño Period, 600 A.D.–1700 A.D

Bird-shaped breastplate from Colombia's Nariño Region. Hammered into its current shape, it dates back to the Late Nariño Period, 600 A.D.–1700 A.D