I love this cool Hammer Head Shark wood carving! This one is a real eye catcher.. simply stunning! Only in his thirties, Eleazar Morales has already achieved the status of a master in wood carving... his true genius of talent is just awe inspiring. Eleazar's work is quite distinctive, and sets him apart from the other carvers in his village. He began carving at the young age of 14, and furthered his artistic development by studying the work of his world famous neighbor Manuel Jimenez. When Manuel Jimenez would discard a woodcarving that did not suite him, Eleazar would study the scraps left behind to further his knowledge of the art of wood carving. Eleazar has certainly come a long way from such a humble beginning, and now his work is shown in galleries around the world. His work is very fine in both the carving detail and the incredible realistic painting done with a very steady and precise hand. We just love the sense of movement in much of his work, and how the painting really reflects the nature of the animal. Eleazar Morales is one of our personal favorites, and we are so excited to be able to share his work with you! This hammerhead shark has such an amazing sense of movement in the carving itself, as the shark appears to be swimming around and twisting in multiple directions! A standout among other carvings! We also love the paint technique, the colors, the eyes,the hammerhead, the fins and the tail. An amazing level of detail. The piece was signed by the artist, and there are no removable parts.
Approximate Measurements: 5" high x 11 1/4" long x 7 1/4" wide