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Marthe Aponte / Studio Visit / The Art of Picoté

Lancaster, California

An interview and short studio visit with artist Marthe Aponte, who creates unique works of art from a technique called picoté. The practice is defined by delicate patterns and textures produced by piercing tiny holes in paper with a punching tool.

Aponte enjoys creating contemporary designs inspired by nature and the human body imbued with a touch of surrealism. The physical proximity of punching holes in paper and sewing sequins and beads for countless hours to make complex compositions, raises awareness about the meaning of small gestures that could be considered insignificant but acts as a reminder of ones personal connection with time and the sacred.

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