The Artists and Designers



 


Priscilla Franco Asturias

Painting for me is the passionate action of response, a visual invocation of the subconscious. It is a moment-to-moment synthesis of experience and inward direction. I paint with an instinctive and improvisational emphasis on color and composition to explore the abstract space between the emotional and rational self. This awakening of the subconscious, as I see it, serves as both a starting point for and an intended outcome of my work.

 

Working with a layered complexity of influences—my moods, past experiences, music and to a high degree, nature—and my own methodologies—building upon the language of abstraction—expressionist, lyrical, minimalist, and suprematist— I seek to channel the energized act of painting into a fresh form of discrete visual meditation.  Head designer at Bacio Home and Ocnarf Sairutsa.


 

Harrell Godfrey 

Harwell Godfrey is a unique hybrid of one-of-a-kind jewelry and luxury craft created using hand tooled and dyed leathers and individually chosen crystals and gemstones. Designed and produced entirely by hand in San Francisco by founder Lauren Harwell Godfrey, each statement piece is a bold expression of the brand’s signature raw and refined aesthetic.

Native Californian Godfrey has always been inspired by the natural beauty of her home state. The visual appeal of rugged landscapes, from mountains to sea, gave her the freedom to explore earthy color and texture combinations that led to the development of the line. “There are no templates when it comes to this work,” Godfrey explains. “As each stone or crystal is one-of-a-kind, so is each finished piece.” Regal rocks, from agates to turquoise to pyrite and beyond, are starting point of each design. Strong but supple leather is then worked around the stone, embellished with custom variations including fringe and hand carvings. This kind of visual problem solving comes naturally to Godfrey, who spent over 15 years working as an award-winning creative director and art director.

Driven to create accessories with substance, both physically and metaphysically, Godfrey is acutely aware of each stone’s healing properties. "I’m very interested in the lore that surrounds the various stones,” Godfrey says. "There are such incredible, ancient traditions in how they have been used for healing throughout the history of mankind. I think of each of my pieces as a personal talisman and am endlessly fascinated by how different energies speak to different people.” She purposefully chooses oversized stones or crystals, many with eye-catching three-dimensional forms or geometric striations, to exaggerate the natural spiritual vibrations found in the raw materials. “I tend to gravitate towards larger statements in my personal jewelry collection, and wanted to bring that to this work in a very tactile way.”

 





 

Maria Cristina Arenas 

It is through sculpting that I can express my emotions, my fears and dreams. When I create I need connect with my self and the universe therefore I must have my energy flowing. Through my art I express what I am, fulfilling from the opposition and passionate reactions I can obtain from it.


I believe through my pieces I can communicate my ideas, which sometimes have been denied by the society that surrounds me. Through sculpting I found my freedom its my place where there is no limits, no right or wrong.

 
 

Ocnarf Luxury 

Founded in Los Angeles in 2012 by the designers behind the line - the Franco-Asturias sisters, Andrea and abstract artist Priscilla. 

 

The line is handcrafted and each piece is Rebellious, Luxurious and Amplified it is "Inspired by the beautiful creations of our Universe that happen naturally" The designers multicultural upbringing and travels around the world reflect in their contemporary designs.

 

Ocnarf Luxury has quickly attracted a high-end clientele that thrives for one of a kind pieces of art. The brand is a favorite amongst celebrities.  

 






 


Anthony Lent 

Anthony Lent has been handcrafting fine jewelry for women and men for almost fifty years. Our collections are based on the sculptural creations of master goldsmith and jewelry designer, Tony Lent.

He has dedicated his life to the painstaking transformation of visionary images into intricate pieces of wearable art that are among the most detailed and conceptually profound works of jewelry being made today.

 


 
 

Lābrica

Lābrica was an idea and a dream that began ten years ago by Lorena Velasquez, Ricardo Velasquez and Lorena Vasquez.


This idea became a reality in 2012 driven by Lorena’s strong business background and Ricardo’s design experience.
Lābrica’s missing link to this adventure was the gifted artisans needed t o make the designs a reality.


Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, a small town near Antigua Guatemala,has a long tradition of woodworking and is where most of
Lābrica’s artisans come from.