Artist Mariana Baertl grew up in Lima, Peru. A country whose work on textiles inspired her. Moreover, to this day, she particularly uses natural fibers from her country of origin for her creations in her brand Living Fibres. The artist’s favorite fibers are natural cotton, which she dyes herself by hand. Baertl’s pieces are all meticulously embroidered and woven by hand. “I get my aesthetic from everything natural and organic, often inspired by the movement and shapes that water and wind create” she explains. The colors used are pastel and warm, and Baertl focuses on textures and composition. “I finish the pieces with intricate embroidery details that add an extra texture to the composition” she adds.