This week we welcome Maria Flores Galindo. Galindo was born and raised in Spain, and has been living in New York City for the past eight years. Since moving to NYC she has worked as a fashion accessories designer, and is notably part of the team at Bird and Stone, a jewelry company committed to ethically made products that support organizations building a more equal world. She is the mother of two children and an avid reader.
Maria’s collage work was influenced early on by her professor Sobelman Cortapega while studying at the IED in Milan, Italy. Her work also bears some relation to earlier collage artists like Hannah Hoch and John Heartfield, among others. Recently she has shown her work at Tipos Infames in Madrid, Spain.
“I started making collage as a first step for showing my ideas and designs on paper. I used cardboard as a background and recycled color papers, old notes from my grandmother and photographs. My work tries to be simple and delicate. I admit I do not have a specific technique, I start by mixing different elements on a background and keep working until I feel the work is complete as a whole.”
See more of Galindo’s work on her Instagram page.