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Cristian Barreno

I am an Indigenous Mayan from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. From an early age I was exposed to art thanks to my parents. My mother Fidelia, worked with colourful embroidery on clothinc-barennog worn by indigenous women. The designs and colours on blouses and skirts described nature, culture and the family history of those who wore the clothing. My father, Augusto, is a recognized stone carver from Quetzaltenango. For many years, el Señor Augusto worked on stone pieces used in building facades and home decor. My siblings also possessed a talent at drawing, painting and craft making, but for me, painting was more than just a hobby.