In a tiny town of Inca, Mallorca we spent some hours greeting, gesturing, exchanging, creating with a Mallorquin family who has been in the business of crafting custom horse saddles for many years.
As of recent, Lorenzo who is the lead crafter, has expanded into other leather goods and I had the pleasure to work with him on a few pieces. it is fascinating to see how we can gesture and draw together in an afternoon and witness the unmistakable quality of the visual story. It speaks volumes. Lorenzo's family is humble yet so richly talented in their craft.
To see Lorenzo work in those minutes and hours so swifting and intuitively is impressive.
The tangible quality of such endeavors, of using one's own hands to create in this way is precious and should be respected many times over.