Mario Castellanos is one of the most incredibly talented wood carvers out there! His work is just fantastic, 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 all of his carvings are incredible and filled with a level of intricacy that few artists are able to execute! His work truly is a level above the rest, and you can readily see it in this amazing golden chihuahua dog! We love every bit of this incredible work of art.. the perky ears, the firm positioning of the paws in an alert stance, the adorable face and snout, and the adorable curving tail. Museum quality! Mario's wife Reina did a great job on the painting too .. precise clean lines and a beautiful rich gold tone accented by a fun series of geometric patterns and bright colors. The perfect balance of fine art and whimsical details. There are no removable pieces, and the chihuahua was signed by the artists.
Approximate Measurements: 9 3/8" high x 6" wide x 9" deep