This incredible ocelot wood carving is just fantastic in the detail of both it's carving and it's incredibly realistic painting technique! Only in his mid thirties, Eleazar Morales has already achieved the status of a master in wood carving... his true genius of talent is just awe inspiring. Although his brother is the very well known and highly collected Susano Morales, Eleazar's work is quite distinctive. 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.. such as in this beautiful grey and black (with a touch of purple) ocelot. Eleazar Morales is one of our personal favorites, and we are so excited to be able to share his work with you! This Ocelot would make a perfect and unusual addition to your collection! Grab it while you can, as Eleazar's work tends to sell out quickly. The tail on this piece is removable for safe shipping, and the piece was signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 8 5/8" high x 12 1/2" long x 5" deep