"My works have been exhibited in the United States, as well as in Germany, Belgium, France and Australia."
"My name is Victor Yao Delanyo; I was born in January 28, 1966 in the Volta Region of Ghana. I completed my elementary school education in 1982. Due to financial difficulties I could not further my education, so I joined my brother-in-law who was a master carver, specializing in traditional African objects. I have been working independently for the past ten years and I am proud to mention that my works have been exhibited in the United States, as well as in Germany, Belgium, France and Australia.
"I work with ten experienced carvers. We acquire a type of hardwood known as sese for carving masks. The image is first sketched on paper, and then given to the apprentices to carve. We chip at the wood to get the desired figure or shape, then use sandpaper and polish to achieve a smooth object of good quality. I use red and black emulsion paint for the finishing. Other materials used to decorate and preserve our works are metal plates and sometimes clay."
Ketut Suastawa honors the artistic legacy of his father, Made Mudana, with this life-like sculpture. A fearless lion gives a grand salute by raising his paw in this sculpture of exceptional artistry. Carved of sono wood, the jungle cat is detailed and....read more
The delicate glow of yellow calcite suggests warm affection. Sculpted of natural stones, two birds perch protectively near their nest. Alexandre Costa carves the couple by hand, setting the macaw family side by side in a single sculpture. One bird features....read more
Sitting patiently with a wide-eyed expression on its face, this balam (jaguar) sculpture is designed by Jose Canil to honor his ancestors. "Jaguars were regarded as sacred, a deity, by our Maya ancestors and no one was allowed to harm them. Balam....read more
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