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Maria Amalia: Weaving Stories with Thread and Paper - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

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In the latest episode of the Art Podcast, I meet Maria Amalia, an artist whose journey is as intricate and colorful as the textiles they create. Born and raised in Honduras, Maria's initial ambition was to become an architect. However, life led her to the world of art—a realm they once believed was out of reach as a viable career.

Maria's story is a testament to the transformative power of art. It wasn't until a family tragedy struck that Maria found solace and expression in sketchbooks, doodling abstract forms that later evolved into a senior art show.

Maria has embraced community-focused projects, inviting others to participate in the art-making process. This collaborative spirit is woven throughout Maria's career, from teaching students to managing a production company in Nicaragua, where Maria connected with women artisans and discovered the potential of craft for economic empowerment.

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Maria Amalia's website - https://www.mariaamalia.com

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