Mario Castellanos is one of the most incredible talented wood carvers out there! His work is just tremendous, filled with intricate movement and character. He is able to carve figures that very few would even try. His beginning claim to fame was his lizards and iguanas, all carved out of one single piece of copal wood, and with the amazing coiled tails that many other artists have tried to copy. But present day has seen him expand his talents to a wide variety of animal figures, all with an incredible level of detail and precision! We are so proud to carry his work! Mario is a true artistic genius, whose work is full of whimsy and creativity. His work truly is a level above the rest !
A museum quality owl full of motion in the wings, as if the owl is in flight and the wings are catching the wind. Well crafted, unusual and done with fine details ! Every single detail is perfection, including the beautiful painting done by Mario's wife Reina. I love the eye catching combination of the white and blue, with accents of gold, yellow, black and red. There are no removable parts, and the piece was signed by the artists.
Mario's work is so gorgeous and so purely sculptural that he was selected by the Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum as one of only eight artists from Oaxaca, across various sculptural art mediums, to be featured in an exhibit in June of 2017. The exhibit proved so popular that it continued on at Wayne State University. Mario Castellanos was selected by both locations to attend and demonstrate his carving techniques. Mario and his wife Reina have also been featured at museums in California and Arizona.
Approximate Measurements: 9 1/8" high x 4 3/4" wide x 5" deep