Tulianna and Alejandra Garces
Tulianna Garces immigrated to the US from Columbia in 1985 after her first daughter, Alejandra was born, though she never forgot her home and the devastation that more than fifty years of civil war can have on an innocent population. Working with local communities in New England, she began teaching children from low income families everything from theater to printmaking. It was here that she witnessed first hand the power and inspiration that can come from giving individuals the opportunity to express themselves.
This was something that was not only desperately needed in Colombia, but also an initiative that would require a collaborative relationship with local artisans. Each piece Tulianna and Alejandra design is an impassioned labor of love that has passed through many hands, dedicated to the idea that all citizens of the world deserve to live safely and at peace.
Visit the blog to learn more about how Tulianna and Alejandra work with Colombian artisans to create their stunning dipped lace designs.