On the occasion of the exhibition, Principle of Equivalence, Kemper Museum commissioned capsule collections by six local artists inspired by the work and career of Virginia Jaramillo for the Museum Shop. Each artist drew inspiration from different aspects of Jaramillo's practice and created original works that respond in their own artistic voices.
Handmade in Kansas City, Missouri by Paulina Otero
To clean your jewelry pieces, you can wash them with soap and water, then dry with a soft cloth. You can also use a micro-fiber cloth to wipe any make-up or grease marks so that your pieces are always shiny. • remove jewelry when participating in water sports ( such as showering ) • avoid leaving jewelry in humid/wet places • store jewelry on soft surfaces to avoid scratches
About the artist:
Paulina Otero is a Mexican artist who focuses on making jewelry and tufted wall hangings that are abstract representations of her experiences in her home country, Mexico. She references home by using colors, forms and textures inspired by architecture, nature and traditional textiles. She has a major interest in combining industrial and domestic materials such as yarn, felt, wood, and plexiglass to inspire a desire to touch. By combining all of these elements she expresses her feelings of nostalgia towards a particular time and place during her childhood. Her materials exploration is constantly evolving as she learns new techniques. Paulina has exhibited her work in places like the St. Louis Art Guild, The Yeiser Art Center and The Appalachian Center of Craft. She has also developed a jewelry brand that has been sold in local venues such as The Kemper Museum, Madewell, Dear Society and many other Indie craft fairs in the Midwest. During the summer of 2022, Paulina attended a metals workshop at Penland School of Craft. Paulina Otero is currently based out of Kansas City, Missouri but spends a lot of her time in Mexico as well.
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