Walter Munoz, the artist behind One Heart.
His life began in a small hamlet on the banks of the river Los Patos (named for the ducks that fill its waters) in Guatemala. Growing up surrounded by the natural and historic wonders of Guatemala – its jungles, lakes, mountains and ancient Maya ruins - was a wonderful environment for the beginning of an artist’s life. He still draw inspiration from this landscape when he creates his jewellery.
His jewellery is made in the artisania tradition. Artisania is a collective art - the designs are not representative of any one country or culture, but rather embody influences that travelling artisanos pass amongst each other and the changing surroundings they experience as they travel and work.
He has been working professionally as an artisano jewellery artist for ten plus years. His love for travel and experiencing new cultures makes creating jewellery in the artisania tradition his perfect form of expression – creating his jewellery does not require any specialist tools or equipment beyond his own creativity and a pair of scissors, which can travel with him wherever he go.
Along with travel, his love for surfing is also a big inspiration in his work. Many pieces reflect a bohemian surf style that is rooted in his passion for the ocean as a competitive surfer. Natural elements found in and near the ocean and lakes where he surfs often find themselves in his work.