Born on February 20, 1962, Cesar Gonzáles has worked as a stone carver since 1988. Before that his job was in residential construction, building and finishing houses. But after learning the technique of stone sculpture in the workshop of a friend, he found he preferred it; the following year he became independent and began to create his own images.
A married man, Gonzáles has a son and three daughters. The oldest girl shows the most interest in her father's art and even assists him.
Gonzáles works with serpentine, rose manganese, calcite, celestite, red jasper, mottramite, chrysocolla, rhodochrosite and quartz. He travels to mines in the central sierra to acquire minerals and materials of all kinds. "I work in stone because of the beautiful things that can be made with each kind," he says. "I like stone's naturalness and purity of color."
Calm and composed, Lord Buddha meditates, revealing an expression of total peace. Brijesh Kumar reverently sculpts the master from sandstone, carefully detailing his smooth features and tightly curled hair.
Goddess of wealth, lovely Lakshmi shares an embrace with her beloved Lord Vishnu. He cups her full breast while gazing into her eyes with love and devotion. A flower symbolizes the divine couple's union, while the goddess holds a pot of coins. By Brijesh....read more
Wearing jewelry and a graceful skirt, this apsara is a manifestation of beauty originally carved in one of the Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh. A nymph in the kingdom of the Hindu deities, an apsara seduces with her dance. Brijesh Kumar sculpts....read more
Crafted by hand, the Three Kings visit the Holy Family on the first Christmas. A guardian angel completes the set of seven pieces. Pablo Castellanos works in gleaming sterling silver and jade, prized by the ancient Maya. This dark green jade with black....read more
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