LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA
Born in Mexico, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia is now a professor at Otis College of Art and Design. His artwork is rooted in craft traditions, Christian theology, art history, and ethnographic motifs. His weavings reflect his heritage, but also serve as expanded commentary on indigenous traditions. Poly 4 is a monumental off-loom weaving comprised of industrial strapping material. Aiming to bring Christian themes into the contemporary art discourse, the artist has woven an image of a church silhouette. The suspended weaving is joined by a selection of Cetros (scepters), wooden poles covered in wrapped cords presenting various iconographic symbols and words. As a grouping, they symbolize hierarchy as well as pagan totemic artifacts.