Originally from Mexico, Francisco (Paco) LOZA creates Arte en Estambre, or pressed yarn artwork.
LOZA creates his original artwork by working on wood surfaces covered in special waxes used as an adhesive base onto which he intricately presses together thread-by-thread of brilliant colored yarn.
LOZA learned his technique from working closely with Huichol artisans and Shamans who invited him to collaborate with them in their communities of the Sierra Madre Mountains of central Mexico. To this date, he collaborates with Huichol artisans.
LOZA gained his first-hand knowledge of Huichol spirituality and cultural traditions based on his 20+ years of collaborations with Huichol artists and their communities.
LOZA original art captures the cultural essence and traditions of Huichol communities and Mexican cultural traditions, including Day of Dead.
LOZA artwork also reflects contemporary themes focused on immigration, nature, and powerful 3-D images.
LOZA has led workshops and exhibited his art at Creative Alliance, The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM), Walters Art Museum, the National Aquarium, and Consulate of Mexico in North Carolina.