Camagüey’s artisan recreates in sculptural works scene of a Camerata

Text and photos Lázaro David Najarro Pujol

Camagüey, Cuba.- A sculptural scene of an orchestra of stringed instruments achieves with creativity and fantasy, the artisan Nancy Lucia Molina Perez in the personal project Camerata de papel en vivo, which is exhibited in the city of Camagüey, with which the author fills the limits of traditional work in papier mache and where the utensils support are their own musicians.

The novelty is at the disposition of the spectators, in the Midas Gallery, of the subsidiary Camagüey of the Cuban Association of Artisans Artists, located in the historical center of this city, Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The curator of the exhibition, the master Alberto Jesús Chio Rojas, considers that the project impresses from different viewpoints, on the one hand, how to represent from her manifestation to a musical group and on the other, how to solve the pitfalls of her idea, with the possibilities offered by the technique in papier mache.

He emphasizes the high technical level that the creator achieves in her new artisanal proposal, where she shows all her skills, and as a result she produces string instruments with a great resemblance to the originals.

Nancy recreates ten real-size musicians, as well as their instruments. They are five violins, two violas, two cellos and a double bass. The curator explains that the author does not forget any detail, the instruments of rubbed strings appear with their strings, their bows and the instrumentalists with their lecterns and in the correct position to play.

He explains that in Camerata de papel en vivo are also marked the traits of different ethnic groups that integrate Cuban nationality, intentionally discretely, but there are and even the female figure denotes the presence of women in music Cuban and brings truthfulness to the scene. (translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)


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