He took advantage of an offer from one of his older brothers, a carver, to help hone his latent talents.
Born in 1974, Gordon Adu was unable to finish secondary school because of economic limitations, and thus fell back on his natural artistic inclinations. He took advantage of an offer from one of his older brothers, a carver, to help hone his latent talents. In eight months Adu had advanced greatly in the creation and finishing of wooden art.
Armed with talent and burgeoning experience, he moved to the city to seek new opportunities. After a while he returned to his home city and established his workshop there, receiving indispensable moral support from his brother.
With arms around each other, she nestles in the shelter of his loving arms. Wayan Rendah conveys a man's protective nature and the deep affection of a couple as he elicits an abstract portrait from richly grained suar wood.
A favorite theme of Wayan Dirga, expressive hands communicate deep emotions. Two hands grasp one another firmly in a gesture of friendship and solidarity. Their vertical position points toward the sky. In the artisan's own talented hands, warm suar wood....read more
By the Nieto Galan Family, this lovely statuette depicts four traditional water jars. Cutout motifs in their the sleek ceramic contours depict sunflowers. The Nietos work in the time-honored black pottery tradition of Oaxaca, a style developed by Doña....read more
A voluptuous heart beats with the promise of love in a sculpture by John Barrow. Dyed in various shades of red, the sculpture is crafted with ishpingo wood creating the illusion of a jigsaw puzzle, Barrow's trademark style.
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