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María Ignacia Walker
Florence, Italy

"What would a forest immortalized in metal look like? These gardens renew the concept of ecology by immortalizing the native vegetation of the forests of southern Chile. They contrast the vegetal contemplation and southern melancholy with the hardness and metallic shine, offering a hypnotic, elegant and alive work."

Maria Ignacia Walker was trained as a jeweller and her interest for the human body is expressed through different artistic disciplines. She approaches art by working with metal, experimenting with material, using her craftmanship to make jewellery, body pieces, objects and installations.

She graduated in 2007 at the Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile in Art Direction. In 2015 she completed her studies in Florence obtaining a MFA in Jewellery and Body Ornaments at Alchimia Jewellery School, supported by a scholarship from the Chilean Ministry of Culture (Fondart).

In 2018 she was invited to Khio, Oslo National Academy of Art, to take part in a special artist in residence program in the metal department. In the last years, Maria has been traveling to America, Asia and Europe giving lectures and workshops. She is currently based in Florence where she teaches in Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence and travels for exhibitions and fairs.

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'Indoors Garden 02', ceramic, copper, silver plated, base in sterling silver, h. 17.5 x w. 7 x d. 8 cm

Gallery Collection

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