Julia Fuentes' chihuahua dogs are so adorable! Yet there is so much power and detail packed into these carvings! The face and ears are fantastic, and the little removable tail is pure fun! And at a great affordable price! This chihuahua is a great example of the work of the very talented Julia Fuentes and her husband Jose Juan. Julia is part of the world renowned Fuentes Family, including Epifanio Fuentes, Zeny Fuentes, Efrain Fuentes, Jose Fuentes, Magaly Fuentes and Rubi Fuentes. Julia Fuentes actually used to do the painting on her brother Zeny's and her world famous father's pieces, until branching out on her own just a few years ago. In my opinion, Julia has surpassed her siblings in her talent in the painting of these wood carvings. Julia actually studied at Bellas Artes... a famous art institution in Mexico! Wow! We were amazed at the beauty of her pieces when we first saw them, and are so excited to be able to share them with the world. They never disappoint, and always seem to increase in beauty and detail. The shading technique that she uses in her artistry is just amazing. One of the most incredible aspects of her work is that she has managed to elevate the art form to more of a fine art approach, while maintaining the beautiful whimsy that one finds in Mexican Folk Art. You can definitely see the trademark style of her family in her work still, and it is fantastic seeing another family member keeping these traditions alive. Being from an up and coming, truly talented artist, this little chihuahua carving will make a great and unusual addition to your collection! The tail is removable for safe shipping.This piece is signed by the artist.
Approximate Measurements: 5 5/8" high x 5" wide x 2" deep