I love this amazing sting ray wood carving! It is just fantastic in the detail of it's carving and the incredible painting technique! Crafting such a finely detail work of art on a smaller scale just further heightens the degree of difficulty in this beauty! 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. 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. Eleazar Morales is one of our new personal favorites, and we are so excited to be able to share his work with you!
This medium sting ray 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 piece was signed by the artist, and there are no removable parts. The curving tail and fins are just amazing, and they add the perfect sense of movement to this piece. And I love the really cool and modern color combinations. Make sure to check out the attention to detail even on the underbelly of this piece!
Approximate Measurements: 1 1/4" high x 4" wide x 8 1/4" deep