Oaxacan Wood Carving Damian Morales Parrot

$220.00
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SKU
DMWC001
This parrot is one of my absolute favorites by Damian and Beatriz Morales! Masterfully carved by Damian and intricately painted by his wife Beatriz, this is one special carving! Damian began carving animals out of copal at the young age of 11 years old, but was selling these carvings as unpainted figures to other members of his community. But his work dramatically changed after meeting, and subsequently marrying, Beatriz Ramirez at the age of 19. Beatriz hails from a wood carving family, and had already honed her skills as a talented painter by working with her brothers. Her paint style is intricate and precise, with a lovely sense of the shading of colors. Together Damian and Beatriz make a powerful force in the world of Oaxacan wood carvings! I love the shading of colors on this parrot, how the paint detail alludes to the bird's feathers, the adorably large eyes and awesome feet, as well as how marvelously the beak and tail are carved out of copal wood. A beautiful carving! This parrot was signed by the artists.There are no removable parts.
This parrot is one of my absolute favorites by Damian and Beatriz Morales! Masterfully carved by Damian and intricately painted by his wife Beatriz, this is one special carving! Damian began carving animals out of copal at the young age of 11 years old, but was selling these carvings as unpainted figures to other members of his community. But his work dramatically changed after meeting, and subsequently marrying, Beatriz Ramirez at the age of 19. Beatriz hails from a wood carving family, and had already honed her skills as a talented painter by working with her brothers. Her paint style is intricate and precise, with a lovely sense of the shading of colors. Together Damian and Beatriz make a powerful force in the world of Oaxacan wood carvings! I love the shading of colors on this parrot, how the paint detail alludes to the bird's feathers, the adorably large eyes and awesome feet, as well as how marvelously the beak and tail are carved out of copal wood. A beautiful carving! This parrot was signed by the artists.There are no removable parts. Approximate Measurements: 5 1/2" high x 17 1/4" long x 4 3/4" deep
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