Only in his 30's, 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 amongst the carvers, and the rest of his well known family. 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 giraffe family is one of the best I have seen! I just love it! So sweet with the baby walking next to the momma! This carving is full of whimsy and detail. There is such a lovely and difficult sense of movement in the sculpturing of the bodies and long legs.. Each giraffe in this giraffe family is signed by the artist, and the only removable parts are the tails, ears and ossicones on the top of their heads.
Momma Giraffe: 11 3/8" high x 8 1/4" wide x 5" deep
Baby Giraffe: 8" high x 4 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" deep