Originally from Mexico, Francisco (Paco) LOZA creates Arte en Estambre, or pressed yarn artwork.
LOZA creates his 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 Shaman artisans who invited him to collaborate with them in their communities in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. 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 cultural traditions of Huichol and Mexican communities—as well as his visions on the environment, nature, and immigration. LOZA also creates powerful 3-D images.
LOZA has exhibited and taught his art at Rehoboth Art League, The Studios at Key West (TSKW), American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM), Creative Alliance, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, Walters Art Museum, and Consulate of Mexico in Washington, DC and North Carolina.