by Mucho Mucho
a place above the water summer collection, 2023

  • handmade / designed by Maryssa Rose Chavez
  • reclaimed blown glass beads, reclaimed freshwater pearls, silver tear drop beads, reclaimed black seed beads, iridescent glass beads, sterling silver clasp.

Maryssa Rose Chavez born and raised in Española, NM is a storyteller, and photographer who uses many mediums to express “an attempt to cure, heal, intervene, and mend, ... issues that extend beyond the personal to the familial, to the ancestral and to notions of deep time connected to the land. “I vividly remember a time with {my grandfather} where we went driving up to Los Alamos, NM and we stopped to take in the view, and he told me, ‘this was all under water once...we in the Española Valley are the ones at the bottom of the ocean.’ This precious moment is not only the point of origin for Maryssa Chavez’ work but also serves as part of the material inspiration for Chavez’ line of wearables of mucho mucho.