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 among 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 is one cool owl! Many artists wax on poetically about how the shape of the tree branch determines the animal that is carved, but fail to translate this into their actual work. This owl is quite unique in that you can see the actual tree branch, and there is no doubt that Eleazar was truly inspired by this particular piece of wood. Unlike most carvings, you can flip this over and see the natural shape of the tree branch that Eleazar carved upon. Genius! We love the painting technique that closely resembles the bird's feathers, the earth tone colors, and the claws that are built into the piece without being attached. The owl was signed by the artist, and there are no removable parts.
Approximate Measurements: 8 1/4" high x 4 3/4" wide x 3 1/4" deep