I always jump for joy when I unpack the latest shipment from Damian and Beatriz Morales! Masterfully carved by Damian and intricately painted by his wife Beatriz, this is one special carving! Damian began carving animals out of copal at the young age of 11 years old, but was selling these carvings as unpainted figures to other members of his community. But his work dramatically changed after meeting, and subsequently marrying, Beatriz Ramirez at the age of 19. Beatriz hails from a wood carving family, and had already honed her skills as a talented painter by working with her brothers. He paint style is intricate and precise, with a lovely sense of the shading of colors. Together Damian and Beatriz make a powerful force in the world of Oaxacan wood carvings! This toucan is just incredible! You can readily see the masterful painting touch that Beatriz adds to this spectacular carvings! The fine line detail carefully reflects the nature of animal feathers, and we just love the beak and face on this carving! Pure whimsy and fun! This carving is signed by the artist, and there are no removable parts.
Approximate Measurements: 10 1/2" high x 6 1/2" wide x 10" long