By Brian Rojas For this series, we are highlighting local Santa Monica artisans that are part of the Market Exchange project, initiated and facilitated by the artists Cog•nate Collective. Market Exchange is a collaboration between Santa Monica artisans and Cog•nate…
Artist Carmela Morales creates intricate paper flowers to both preserve crafting traditions and create a more sustainable future.
Artist Lily Alinaghizadeh creates unique crochet and jewelry designs in collaboration with her family to appeal to all ages.
Ines Garcia describes her work as part of Market Exchange and her mission to preserve and uplift the traditional crafts of the indigenous artisans of her native Oaxaca.
Artisan Laura Hernandez describes her artwork as part of Market Exchange and her journey learning to upcycle objects into new life.