the CONNECT series

Los Angeles, California

Announcement    the CONNECT series by Facaro - Revindicating Refuse. Transcending Function.


the CONNECT series by Facaro - Revindicating Refuse. Transcending Function.


Carolina Fontoura Alzaga

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Carolina Fontoura Alzaga


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Revindicating Refuse, Transcending Function

Carolina Fontoura Alzaga (Caro) is an emerging multidisciplinary artist who operates under the name Facaro and is recognized internationally for her unique perspectives on medium and form.

While growing up in Denver, Colorado, her frequent trips to Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro for family visits helped shape her aesthetic eye. Since childhood she has been drawn to finding beauty and value in overlooked narratives and weathered textures.

Caro's work is informed by her lifelong movement between spaces and cultures. What she produces are documents of her reflections of these environments and her artistic vocabulary evolves with these shifting realities.

In the CONNECT Series, Caro reimagines used bike parts to create luxurious, cascading, and seemingly traditional chandeliers. The pieces stem from Caro's interest in exploring the third function of materials - after their original function, after they become trash, when they are transformed into something new altogether – effectively reclaiming the ‘discarded’ and ‘invisible’ to create something far more powerful and commanding.

The CONNECT Series chandeliers draw inspiration from Victorian and modern chandeliers, bike culture, and a dedication to principles of sustainability. In her art and her life, Caro works to find beauty in the discarded, and challenges the necessity for the new.

Caro is based in Los Angeles, California, where she produces art and pieces for the CONNECT Series in her downtown studio.

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  • Caro Fontoura Alzaga

    Owner, Creator, Maker

    Carolina Fontoura Alzaga is a multidisciplinary artist with a penchant for repurposing castoff materials and exploring socio-political themes. Caro is based in Los Angeles, California.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 8, 2017
Hello art collector! Here's a little information you'll find useful -

I hand craft each chandelier upon order. The chandeliers shown are models that I can replicate, however, please note that due to the recycled nature of this item, no two can be exactly identical, ultimately making them one-of-a-kind.

You may request a custom chandelier whereby providing me with your desired dimensions and/or design components you'd like incorporated, I can create a new, unique design for you. Please note there is an additional 15% fee for custom work.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
All prices are in US Dollars, Price is based on size and complexity of form

Facaro requires a full payment (sculpture + S&P) to secure your place in the queue.
Tax, Shipping & Packing are not included in the cost of the sculpture. Sculpture prices are based on dimension, complexity of form, and quantity of your order
Additional policies and FAQs
● $200 fee to receive a chain finish quote and/or artist sketch
● Lead times depend upon availability of the artist. The order is officially confirmed on the date the Down Payment is r​eceived ​and our lead time is contingent upon our production schedule
● Payment plans available upon request
● Please note that due to the recycled nature of the material, no two sculptures can be exactly identical, ultimately making them one of a kind. Exact dimensions and chain color may vary s​lightly
● Once the order is completed, Facaro can only store completed orders for up to one month. Completed orders stored for longer than one month are subject to a 10% fee
● Nearly every form can be customized for a 15% custom fee
● A 15% rush fee will be applied to expedited orders
● Ceiling shade and suspension chain are n​ot​provided for custom sculptures. Standard models are supplied with 60” chain, 80” electrical cable, and a ceiling shade
● All lighting sculptures are suitable for 110­/120 volts and are supplied with 25 watt frosted candelabra bulbs unless otherwise arranged
● Facaro manufactures exclusive lighting sculptures on a small scale ­ these are made to order and not in stock
● UL Listing is available at your expense
● Studio visits by appointment: M­-F, 9am­6pm. To make appointment contact:
c​aro@facaro.com​ or call Carolina Fontoura Alzaga directly at (213) 570-­9819